Harpist and Songwriter Laura Dishong Releases New Album: Little Green Apples

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New Jersey- based harpist, vocalist, and songwriter, Laura Dishong, has recently released her latest album, Little Green Apples. Recorded by Ted Richardson and featuring a notable cast of players, including Michael Ronstadt on cello (the nephew of Linda), Mark Dishong on keys, Darren Keith on drums, Ellie Dishong on fiddle, and James Hamilton on percussion, Little Green Apples is playful, whimsical, and moving.

There were a few stand out tracks for me, the first being the opener, “Heaven Can Wait.” This song has some really powerful lyrics and demonstrate Dishong’s strength as a songwriter:

Live your life before it’s too late/Heaven Can Wait/Find Joy/Make Time for Mirth/Maybe your Heaven’s right here on Earth/Take Time for Living/ Forgetting and Forgiving

“Ode to a Smartphone” is also really well done in that it expresses a sentiment not often expressed in modern music- that our devices could actually be isolating us more than connecting us. It’s surprising that we don’t hear more songs on this topic. (I guess most indie artists dream of being endorsed by the smartphone companies, so perhaps that’s why they steer clear of pushing buttons! No pun intended.) But well done, Laura. I wholeheartedly agree with you on this topic.

As far as composition goes, “My Heart Has Wings Like A Dove” may be my favorite song on Little Green Apples. I love that it’s a waltz and the format is perfect for the subject matter of the song; it gives it wings.

You can listen to the album in full below.

Be sure to celebrate the release of Little Green Apples with Laura this Sunday, March 22nd at Moorestown Community House Ballroom. The event is free to attend and there will be a dessert reception as well as a free performance. For more details visit: www.lauradishong.com

2 Comments

  1. Marci

    March 16, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Laura is amazing artist.

  2. John

    March 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I’m so thrilled to see this album come out! Laura is an incredibly talented musician, as is Mark. I wish I lived closer so I could attend the party in person…but since I can’t, congratulations, Laura! 🙂

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