New Release from Laura Tate "I Must Be Dreaming (A Tribute to the Music of Mel Harker)"


Submitted by -Daily Play MPE Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:51 am

Singer & Actress Laura Tate pays tribute to songwriter Mel Harker in this fantastic collection of Jazz, Country and Rock-n-Roll songs.

There is simply no one else like her. With a heart the size of Texas, a mesmerizing voice and a zest for living that is irresistible, Laura Tate inspires; through her music, her words and her deeds.  There is a spark behind those violet blue eyes that seems to say, “I’m living my life on my own terms… with love and laughter and passion.  Want to come along?”  And, yes, we do… and with the new CD release, “I Must Be Dreaming,” we most certainly do.

Whether she is singing Broadway hits or ballads, pop favorites or original compositions, Laura brings heart and soul to her performance and recordings. The versatile singer, actor, producer, and community advocate continues to mesmerize audiences in both intimate cafes and huge concert halls, reaching each listener with her smooth sultry torch singer voice and warm stage presence.

Laura Tate’s commitment to important humanitarian and educational causes is a driving force in her life. With her ability to move gracefully from corporate fundraising and Junior League social events to singing gigs in hometown bars and cozy cafes, Tate inspires everyone she meets with her natural compassion and dedication. 

Dan Lambert, Entertainment Weekly, El Paso:  The first time we met I knew from the way Laura carried herself and the way she talked that she knew what she was doing…. And that voice!

Ronda Espy, past vide president of Chrysalis Records and Trustee of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Artists and songwriters), said of Laura Tate and the album I Must Be Dreaming, “Fantastic!”

More about songwriter, Mel Harker:

A few years back, I met Mel Harker in California.  I those days, I think you could say he was "the hardest-working, most talented songwriter" that I had ever met.  We worked together and recorded some songs together and I loved his heartfelt lyrics and rich compositions.  He was a poet with an incredible gift for telling stories and creating unforgettable characters.

Although our paths parted, Mel's music I could not forget.  A couple of years ago, I finally tried to track him down.  It was not as easy as I expected, but I found him.  We connected over the music like we did when we were just starting our careers. He gave me all his songs to take home to Texas: a wonderful treasure of soulful ballads, country love songs, and foot-stomping rock and roll. Out of the hundreds of virtually unknown gems, I picked a dozen for this collection, my tribute to a talented writer everyone should know:  Mel Harker