Laura Doherty | High Five

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High Five

by Laura Doherty

Inspired by the simple and affirming gesture itself, High Five brings together the themes of friendship and family. Songs celebrating childhood joys, from first birthdays to the first day of school, make a heartwarming, upbeat album that appeals to all.
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1. Hide and Seek
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2. Muddy Puddles
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3. Now I Go to School
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4. Can't Wait to Turn 8
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5. High Five
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6. Lucky Charm
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7. Pasta Noodles
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8. Make a Friend
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9. Paulette the Purple Dragonette
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10. Wonderful 1
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Album Notes
After much anticipation following her last studio and Parents’ Choice award-­winning album in 2014, Laura Doherty is set to release her fifth kids’ CD, aptly named High Five. Featured guest artist is the three­-time grammy nominee and beloved family music artist Justin Roberts.

Inspired by the simple and affirming gesture itself, High Five brings together the themes of friendship, family and fun. Songs celebrating the joys of childhood, from first birthdays to the first day of school, make a heartwarming, upbeat album that appeals to listeners young and old. Curating a collection of songs that can be enjoyed by her oldest (now turning 8) and newest fans was a priority for Laura Doherty this time around.

Keeping true to her folk-­pop roots, High Five is chock full of rich, colorful acoustic instrumentation drawing upon fond memories from her childhood. True to form, Laura Doherty’s sweet and inviting voice are the highlight of the album. When paired with the lovely harmonizing vocals of long­time collaborator Cat Tager, songs like “Hide and Seek” and “Lucky Charm” give listeners of all
ages a warm, fuzzy feeling. The sounds of Andrew Wilkins on the upright bass in “Make a Friend”, an uplifting tune for anyone feeling lonely, perfectly compliment Laura’s signature melodious chord progressions. Three crowd pleasing dance anthems sure to get even the most reluctant wallflower on their feet take the album’s tempo up a notch. “Can’t Wait To Turn 8” and its jangly early 90’s pop inspired guitar riffs feature Grammy-­nominated Justin Roberts on vocals. On the title track “High Five”, the punchy horns of Anna and Evan Jacobson and soulful guitar licks by band member Rob Newhouse create a jammy vibe reminiscent of 60’s R&B. Matt Brown and his rollicking banjo picking can be heard on “Muddy Puddles”, a high energy bluegrass track with an infectious beat. “Now I Go To School” perfectly captures the bittersweet feelings of the first day of school with Michael Riendeau breaking away from his familiar drum kit to take a seat on the cajón. “Wonderful 1” is a sweet love song celebrating baby’s first year and birthday. The album rounds out with fun, kid favorites like “Paulette the Purple Dragonette” where we meet a puppet inspired a friend from the moon and “Pasta Noodles” which pays homage to the mealtime staple while whisking listeners away to their favorite Italian trattoria.

Laura Doherty reflects, “When two people clap their hands together in a high five, both people feel more energized. And, particularly at this time, I want my music to generate that same type of positive energy, bring people together and make them feel connected to one another. You can’t do a high five on your own. You need a second person ­ a friend, a parent, a teacher or neighbor ­ to make that magic happen and that’s what this album is all about.”



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