About the artist
From Southern California, born and raised, LaVonna Harris is known on a global scale for her remarkable independent artistry. As a fan and believer in education, her very first independent album (INVERSIONS) was recorded at private studios at the Musician’s Institute as her semester’s final class project. This album was also the first time in five years that the once underground singer began recording again. LaVonna really began her start recording origonal music in her pre- teens as the prodige’ of a few friends of her famous grandfather, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame legend Thurston Harris (“Little Bitty Pretty One”). By the age of 14, she had an audition for Motown Records, scheduled by Ruth Burghardt; the wife of one of LaVonna’s co- producers and high level A&R Representitive. The very week of her audition, approximately 3 days prior till, Motown went bankrupt and closed their Beverly Hills Office. So after this circumstance, and after winning a spot as a student at Hollywood High Performing Arts Magnet with the very recordings produced by her family friends, LaVonna began performing and auditioning around town. Eventually she developed the following of an underground singer. She maintained that following via myspace.com and live performance venues around Hollywood, California. To make a long story short, the songstress ended up in college recording and engineering her very own music to be released by her as her own independent record label as artist. This experience led to the release of three more albums (Miss Unusual aka Mhiss Hype, Sex Pot (New Songs & Remixes), and Pianogirl. As these words are written, we await the birth and arrival of another LaVonna Harris release titled “In Your Heart”. Her sound is well developed and so is her complete well seasoned musicianship as a whole. She uses the piano to paint audio pictures on canvases of reality, circumstance, and imagination. Her vocals rise and fall like Nina Simone. Her chord progressions are complex yet simple much like Tori Amos yet, when you hear her music, you know that it is her. She is a critically acclaimed singer- songwriter who performs for community events and puts on shows to raise money for various projects. Her lyrics and over all listening experience is much like reading the diary of a well mannered good Christian girl who struggles with having naughty thoughts. She’s fun, musically adventurous, and she dares to do it her way, like the very task of creatively recording and producing her own music videos filmed with an Android cellular phone. Her grandfather would be very proud.
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