"Lourdes is a throwback to another era when genuine musical talent and ability truly mattered. She is an amazing talent, a timeless wonder." -Al Bowman
Burbank, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
At the tender age of 67, Lourdes Duque Baron, is taking Hollywood by storm as the breakout music artist of 2014. Baron is the most nominated artist for the L.A. Music Awards with four nods including: 1) Record of the Year, 2) Female Vocalist, 3) Hot AC Artist, and 4) Best Musical Single or Group. The producer, Andrew Lane, is also up for Producer of the Year, for Baron’s album, appropriately entitled "Feeling Good At Any Age." The album, which includes three original songs; Don't Promise Forever, My Spring in Paris, and Dance Again is also on the ballot for a 2015 Grammy nod.
Baron is in a season of both nostalgia and reality about what it means to be starting a music career at an older age, and her life reflections have become the life and breath of her debut album. “I wanted to make the songs of this album like they’re chapters in a book, to try to really capture what I’m thinking about in that season of life,” she explains. “This record, to me, is probably one of the most interesting subject-wise. It’s a bit retrospective and honors musicians and classics of the past.” She continues, “It’s an honor for me to be nominated at the LA Music Awards because it has such a rich history of music talent and has helped launch the careers of so many incredible artists.”
The Los Angeles Music Awards organization was founded in 1991 by Al Bowman who is also the executive producer of the Los Angeles Music Awards show; and co-founder of the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and Phoenix Music Awards. "Lourdes is a throwback to another era when genuine musical talent and ability truly mattered. She is an amazing talent, a timeless wonder that will bless our stages in 2014.” Bowman shared. The nominees attend two pre-award show press events at the Whisky A Go Go and are given an opportunity to perform for the press. Baron will be performing with AKNU on June 19, 2014 and at the voting party on September 25, 2014 at the voting party also held at the Whisky A Go Go.
As an accomplished author of two books, Baron is refreshingly candid about the realities of her life. When she sits back to survey her experiences so far, the emotion that rises is one of gratitude, expressed on her favorite track and her tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, “Me and Mr Jones.” The retro doo wop ballad finds her taking in a dark chapter of her life when she was estranged from her husband and chronicled in her book, “I Called Myself Cassandra – detailing the wrong turns and heartaches that have allowed her to recognize the gifts in her life and the message of a new sunrise. The album, and the songs chosen, echoes these same experiences. “Me and Mr Jones” was recorded with AKNU, the group who enraptured Simon Cowell on the X-Factor in 2013. The music video for “Me and Mr Jones” can be viewed here.