Laura Powers, who first began songwriting in her late teens says, "I'm drawn to writing songs that have a strong melody, beautiful harmonies and layered vocal arrangements. I'm also influenced by the time-honored structure of the great songs of earlier eras."
The daughter of a military officer, Laura Powers spent much of her youth living in various parts of the world. She studied abroad and began singing professionally in college. She went on to land a recording deal with Carrere Records in Paris, France where she had several successful singles and appeared internationally on radio and television, including Radio Luxemburg. In addition to her background as a live performer, Powers' craftsmanship as a songwriter has made a name for herself in the music and film industries and her songs have been covered by numerous recording artists.
This three-CD collection (Legends of the Goddess, Beyond the Pale: Legends of the Goddess II, and Trilogy: Legends of the Goddess III) features musical themes based on the Celtic goddess of ancient myth. She did extensive research on her long-time fascination with Celtic mythology to create the music for this project. Enhanced by instrumentation such as tin whistle, uilleann pipes and Irish flute, the influence of European pop can be heard throughout the records and lyrically, it is the metaphysical/mythological aspect of Celtic legends that is the central focus. In addition, Powers utilized her gifts as a painter to create the original cover art on all three CDs, melding the lyrical imagery with her oil paintings to present a timeless collection of music and art.
Explains Powers, "When I write music for my CDs, I think partially in terms of the kind of music that I'd like to paint to, because when I paint I'm on a different level of awareness. I wanted music that would help take me, and the listener, to that level."