I have the honor to record my new album with Dave and Carolyn Martin at Sweetwater Studios in Ft. Wayne, IN. Carolyn and Dave bring a whole career of exceptional musicianship to my project of original songs and poems reflecting my career as a wilderness guide and cook. The working title of this collection is, "Don't Know Where We're Going but We're Making Record Time". That title might be a little long! It will be a swinging good time and I am so grateful for their collaboration.
The beautiful Wenaha Gallery in Dayton, WA will be hosting a show of Lauralee's Baskets from Sept. 11-Oct. 7, 2017. Join Lauralee for a kick off event on Saturday night September 16, and view these exquisite art pieces. She is an entertainer, as well as an artist, so she will share stories, poems and songs about her years as a mountain guide and cook. Learn more aboutthe significance of basket weaving in her life. Gallery information at: www.wenaha.com
Wenaha Gallery opens its doors for the Dayton, Washington Art Walk. Lauralee will be on hand to say good-bye to the host they have been hosting for the last month of her work, and to participate in the art walk along with many other talented arts in the area. For more information: www.wenaha.com
The Columbia Chapter of the Western Music Association presents a showcase of the best cowboy poets and musicians in five states. These talents folks will take the stage at the Bingen Theater on Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 4-6PM. Here is an opportunity to see a variety of award-winning entertainers sharing some of the best music and poetry from our western culture. Admission by donation, suggested $10 at the door. Bingen Theater 210 Oak St. Bingen, WA
Western Music poets and singers gather in Albuquerque each year to celebrate and share. Lauralee is a member of both the Columbia Chapter of the Western Music Association and the Wordsmiths Chapter. The very best in western music and poetry will be honored.
Western Music Association members will be on hand to entertain at the Winthrop City Park following the famous 49er Parade. Washington Outfitter and Guides will fill the park their tents to offer samples of mountain trips available and wonderful foods too! The music and poetry will be going on all afternoon. Lauralee will be the host.
BS Barbeque and catering company provides the meals for the annual leadership meeting of the Zumiez. This five day event hosts almost 1000 people and it takes the whole Northcott Clan and half the town of Winthrop to feed these hungry participants. All hands will be on deck for a week of hectic fun, led by Bart and Sue Northcott. www.bsbarbque.com
This program features classic cowboy poetry, dating back to the early 1800's, and historical works of importance pertaining to the cowboys in the American West. In addition, Lauralee will share contemporary cowboy poems, songs, including her own original work.
Jill Charlotte Stanford will be presenting her book, SHE SPEAKS TO ME, A western women's view of the west through poetry and song, at the Clymer Museum Ellensburg, WA. Contributors to the book: Lauralee Northcott (lyrist); AK Moss (poet) and Robin Green (photographer) will also be there to entertain the public.
In honor of National Cowboy Poetry Week, Lauralee & Poet AK Moss will present cowboy music, poetry and stories. This entertaining hour will fly by, and admission is free. 209 Ruby St. Ellensburg, WA
The Merc Theater
Dear Methow Valley Friends, This is the final concert for Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band. We hope you will come and share a magical evening. We've invited all the past members of Horse Crazy to join us so who knows what will happen! You can be certain it will be an evening of soulful cowboy music, played by the Western Music Association's Group of the Year! 2015
Sharing music, stories and poems about her wilderness experiences as a guide and cook, Lauralee will have fun with this amazing California audience at their beautiful club facility in Somis, CA.
The Methow Valley Unitarian Fellowship will be gathering at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp to celebrate a year of rewarding programs and to share ideas for keeping the fellowship flourishing. Mark Markuly of Seattle University will be the speaker, and Lauralee Northcott will provide the entertainment.
Lauralee's Baskets will be featured in the monthly Artwalk on the delightful streets of Ellensburg, WA. Lauralee won "Best in Show" at the 44th Annual Western Art Association Annual Western Art Show. This prestigious award was a first for Lauralee and won her the opportunity to have a complete show at the gallery. Please stop by and see some classic and finely crafted work.
My husband Clayton and I will head to Quartsite, AZ for the annual Gem and Mineral Show. This is a time when rock hounds and bead vendors gather to show off their new finds. This is an adventure and always yields new materials and inspiration for another year of basket making.