Fragile Thunder's brand-new release available here. ""Stunning, mesmerizing, ethereal, beautiful. Sometimes musicians come together and the music they make transcends anything done before. It has its own life, its own heartbeat.
"FRAGILE THUNDER - whether live on-stage or on their first album - is one of those bewitching unions."
- Hal Masonberg
Robin Sylvester, bass; Anela Lauren, Celtic harp and vocals; Stephen Inglis, electric and acoustic guitars and vocals; David Gans, acoustic guitar and vocals. Cover by William Giese; package design by Darrin Brenner.
Anela's first CD, entitled "Mele from the Harp", was recorded in 2008. It is an instrumental album of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs, or mele, and features Cindy Combs, "The Slack Key Lady", on slack-key guitar. Listen and download or purchase CD at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/anelalauren
"While listening to this CD, it would not be difficult to close your eyes and imagine the surf coming ashore while colorful birds dance in the mist of a nearby waterfall. The mood of this CD is absolutely magical - definitely great for relaxing or entertaining." - Elizabeth Paine, Folk Harp Journal
"I love this CD soooooooo much! Every time any of us play it on KKCR, the phone lights up with callers asking "where can I get this???" Aloha,
Auntie Maria DJ, Kaua'i Community Radio
Anela's favorite band was known for its improvisation as well - the good 'ol Grateful Dead. This CD was recorded in 2013 as a tribute to their musical and lyrical genius - "Harpin' on the Dead". Listen and download/purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/anelalauren2
"Anela Lauren’s infusion of the harp into this amazing collection of Grateful Dead songs will please not only “Deadheads”, but anyone else (young or old) who has an ear for beautifully crafted music. While I expected her harp playing to add an interesting flavor to these tunes, what I am most impressed with is her tasteful vocal interpretations. She has also surrounded herself with some very talented musicians that play with passion on every cut. Don’t miss this one!" -- Lisa Mydland Greene
Click here to read the review of "Harpin on the Dead" on Grateful Web