Dallas, TX, January 04, 2013 –(PR.com)– When Dallas-based singer Laura Ainsworth released her debut album on Eclectus Records, “Keep It To Yourself” (CDBaby.com), critics asked, “Where has she been hiding?!” She laughs, “I’ve been all over the radio for years. It’s just that nobody ever knew my name until now.”
Ms Ainsworth has been a behind-the-scenes radio star since the 1990s, creating topical humor through her own service, the Comedy Wire, and other syndicators. Her song parodies such as “Santa Baby (Help Me Through Recession Tonight)” were heard worldwide and at www.lauraainsworth.com. Recently, longtime fan Mike Huckabee signed her to contribute to both of his Cumulus Media radio shows, heard on a combined 700 stations. He became the first to actually credit her on the air.
But what few of her clients knew is that while Ms. Ainsworth was anonymously making people laugh on the radio, she had a serious second career in live music. In glittery gowns and long satin gloves, the tall, sexy redhead joins forces with some of the top jazz musicians in the Southwest to revive the music she grew up loving as the daughter of legendary big band musician, the late Billy Ainsworth.
Ms. Ainsworth recalls, “My dad was such a prodigy, at age 17, he was playing sax and clarinet for Tommy Dorsey and backing Frank Sinatra. Much later on, I grew up watching him accompany my idols, like Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Mel Torme. I remember thinking, “˜That’s what I want to do!’ Of course, I didn’t realize how rare it was for anybody to be doing that anymore.” But with the release of “Keep It To Yourself,” her dream of carrying on the family musical tradition was finally realized.