Laurie Z.
  • Instrumental / Crossover / New Age
  • Location:
    AMERICA NORTH: USA:Washington (WA)
  • Record Label:
    Zebra Productions®
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  • Carol Of The Bells (aka Ukranian Carol)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:45) [6.29 MB]
  • The Heart Of The Holidays
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:52) [8.85 MB]
  • Same Old Lang Syne Medley
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (02:15) [5.17 MB]
  • Mo'oz Tsur
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:26) [7.86 MB]
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (03:36) [8.25 MB]
  • The Night Before Christmas (Jack Palance Narrates)
    Genre: Christmas Novelty
    MP3 (03:43) [8.51 MB]
  • Bring A Torch / Little Drummer Boy
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (04:23) [10.03 MB]
  • What Child Is This
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (03:04) [7.03 MB]
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:58) [6.8 MB]
  • Warmth From Within
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (02:56) [6.71 MB]
  • Imagine / Happy Xmas
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (05:10) [11.82 MB]
  • Sivivon
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:06) [7.1 MB]
  • Deck The Halls / Angels We Have Heard On High
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (03:45) [8.58 MB]
  • Stranger In a Familiar Land
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (05:12) [11.92 MB]
  • For the Love of a Child
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (03:51) [8.83 MB]
  • Good Night, My Friend
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (08:10) [18.69 MB]
  • Too Blue
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:59) [9.1 MB]
  • Michael's Song
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (02:38) [6.04 MB]
  • Sunrise
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (01:21) [3.1 MB]
  • All The Love In The World
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (03:57) [9.06 MB]
  • The Mysterious Painter
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (03:29) [7.98 MB]
  • Miss You Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:25) [10.12 MB]
  • Common Ground
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (02:59) [6.82 MB]
  • Dream Come True
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (04:32) [10.39 MB]
  • The Still of the Night
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (05:17) [12.1 MB]
  • In The Monterey Mist
    Genre: Ambient
    MP3 (03:18) [7.56 MB]
  • Invisibility
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (02:46) [6.34 MB]
  • Promise To Forever
    Genre: Easy Listening
    MP3 (05:24) [12.35 MB]
  • Who Knew!
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (02:35) [5.9 MB]
  • From The Ashes
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (02:48) [6.41 MB]
  • The Mayan Wavelength
    Genre: New Age
    MP3 (04:54) [11.21 MB]
  • Roots
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (04:43) [10.8 MB]
  • My Perfect Love
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (03:00) [6.86 MB]
  • The River
    Genre: Easy Listening
    MP3 (04:58) [11.39 MB]
  • The Time Dance
    Genre: New Age
    MP3 (03:27) [7.9 MB]
  • Kelly's Garden
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (04:18) [9.85 MB]
  • Life Between The Lines
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (04:01) [9.18 MB]
  • A Change of Heart
    Genre: Smooth Jazz
    MP3 (03:59) [9.14 MB]
  • Cheyenne
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (04:56) [11.29 MB]
  • A Reflection Of Ourselves
    Genre: New Age
    MP3 (07:19) [16.74 MB]
  • Folk Hero
    Genre: Instrumental Pop
    MP3 (04:33) [10.42 MB]
  • Running In Circles
    Genre: New Age
    MP3 (04:25) [10.12 MB]
  • From The Diary Of A Redhead
    Genre: Smooth Jazz
    MP3 (03:10) [7.25 MB]
  • A Night At The Improv
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (05:46) [13.2 MB]
  • A Delicate Balance
    Genre: Adult Contemporary
    MP3 (05:50) [13.34 MB]
  • The Waterfall
    Genre: New Age
    MP3 (05:58) [13.67 MB]
  • Window To The World
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (03:33) [8.13 MB]
  • City Lights
    Genre: Instrumental
    MP3 (03:41) [8.43 MB]
  • Portrait
    Genre: solo piano
    MP3 (05:15) [12 MB]
  • The Rose Garden
    Genre: New Age
    MP3 (22:55) [52.4 MB]
Making music for the animals at CASA
By KRISTI PIHL Staff Reporter Stanwood/Camano News
September 29, 2009

Some may sing for their supper.

But musicians in the Stanwood-Camano Island area chose to play songs to support the animals at Camano Animal Shelter Association (CASA).

The idea for "Forever Home," a benefit CD of local artists, came to Darren Hakenson while he and Norm Peterson, both of Camano Island, were working on another CD last winter. Hakenson said he thought that with the number of talented local musicians, an album for a cause would be ideal.

"It's a hotbed of artists," he said.

CASA seemed the obvious choice, since it is so dependent on donations to pay for its services, Hakenson said. In a down economy, one would expect those donations to be less.

"CASA is working most of the time with their backs against the wall," he said.

The shelter not only cares for animals until they are adopted, the employees pamper them, Hakenson said.
Peterson said he felt like CASA was a good cause to support. He will also perform at CASA's fourth annual auction, which starts at 5:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 3, at the Camano Senior and Community Center, at 606 Arrowhead Rd.

The CASA board named the CD, using the organization's slogan, Hakenson said.

"Forever Home" includes 10 original songs by local artists. Hakenson, Peterson and Alex Cook produced the album, along with donating their own songs.
After all, part of the point was to feature talented artists, he said. An original song chosen by the artist does the best job of featuring them.

One thing "Forever Home" has for sure is variety.
"It's a nice mix of tempos, a nice mix of interesting music," Hakenson said.

The artists include One Ton of Ducks, Hurricane Ridge, Albritton McClain, South End String Band and Gerry Andel & the Roughriders.

Also included is "Common Ground" by Laurie Z., an internationally-known Camano Island pianist who died from cancer February 2006. The song is beautiful, and was likely one of the last songs she created prior to her death, Hakenson said.

Being able to include Z.'s work was an honor, he said.

"She was 100 percent for the love and care of animals," Hakenson said.

When Hakenson first heard "I Can't Wait," a rock song on "Forever Home," by Ken Shortt, it made his toes start to tap. It was both well thought out and well recorded, he said.

Peterson's favorite song on the album is Jammin' Jeff Lohmeier's "Pool of Tears." The song is beautifully done, and leads "Forever Home" as the first track, Peterson said.

Hakenson and Peterson, known as Hurricane Ridge, performed "The Hard Way," and Peterson added an instrumental solo song, called "Corgi Butts."
Peterson owns four corgis, and said the dogs, which don't have tails, have an interesting walk. The song's chorus goes "Corgi butts, drive me nuts."

Profits from the CDs will go straight to CASA, Hakenson said.

CASA appreciated that the benefit CD's producers and artists wanted to do something for the shelter, said Tegan Locker, CASA manager.

The shelter receives a small stipend from Island County for caring for dogs only, she said. For everything else, the shelter is entirely dependent on donations.

The project turned out better than Hakenson imagined it would. And with its success, another benefit CD could be in the future, he said. However, the second installment would benefit a different local charity.

Staff Reporter Kristi Pihl: 629-8066 ext. 125 or

"Forever Home" will be available for $12 at CASA, 387-1902, at 160 Can Ku Rd., on Camano Island, or through the organization's Web site at

The release date will be announced on the Web site. In addition, "Forever Home" will be available at the Oct. 3 auction.

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