Feet on Ground
Lorna's latest album is a sumptuous and spirit filled garden-party of original instrumental and vocal compositions - light, airy, welcoming and alive. Amazing performances by all. Bright and easy to find yourself entranced.
“Be careful what you ask for…” a phrase that has resonated with Lorna MacLachlan more recently after she put out her last album “Time 4 Change” (2011). “I hate that phrase but sometimes I can’t ignore it. Since releasing that CD, so much change has happened in my life and I think it was long overdue – like an elastic that was at the end of it’s stretch.” Although the journey is challenging at times, it is also the change that contributes to our growth and “Feet On Ground” is a reflection and acknowledgement of the inner strength we all possess as we are faced with change.
Now, if this all sounds a little “heady” don’t worry, the music does not. Lorna is always more interested in finding the simplicity in the midst of the intellectual. “Simple is so hard to achieve, at times, but definitely worth the pursuit. I want my music to be understood by a wide audience. I am not trying to speak over the heads of my listeners, I am trying to connect and celebrate that connection in a language that can be understood by a wide audience. I don’t need to prove how smart I am by making music so difficult that it alienates us. How futile would that be when I speak of the commonalities we share as human beings.
Recorded in 2015 with Lorna MacLachlan (Piano/Vocals), Stefano Valdo (bass), Robin Tufts (drums / percussion), Keith Smith (guitar), Richard Harding (saxophone), and Andre Wickenheiser (trumpet). Available on and iTunes