Laura Tsaggaris Releases “Get in the Mood”
Laura Tsaggaris‘ sixth studio album, “Get in the Mood,” will be released on November 28. The indie rocker puts a mix of traditional rock, acoustic, and funky take on twelve Christmas favourites, including Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” The album’s centrepiece, however, may be Tsaggaris’ eponymously titled original composition, “Get in the Mood.” The title tune, inspired by the epidemic and what Tsaggaris feels the season is actually about, “partying and making out,” talks about the all-too-familiar sensations of not being able to get into the Christmas spirit.
Tsaggaris is a Washington, DC-based songwriter who has written over 50 songs and six albums in the genres of folk, Americana, alt-country, blues, rock, and pop. She has collaborated with Grammy Award winners Jamie Candiloro and Ian Schreier, recorded with Ryan Adams, Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams), and Marty Rifkin (Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen), and toured with Erin Mckeown, Rachel Platten, Ian Axel (of “A Great Big World”), and Zac Brown Band. You may believe you’ve heard enough Christmas CDs to last a lifetime, but what Laura accomplishes here is unique and well worth listening to.
“The quality of the vocals, arrangements, and production on “Get in the Mood” is better than what you’d hear coming from most major labels–and so damn fun that it’ll make even the Scrooge in your life smile” -said Travis Stever, lead guitarist for Coheed and Cambria.
“I’m amazed to be saying it, but this is a really awesome holiday album. What Laura does with classics like “Blue Christmas” and “Feliz Navidad” is incredible. I hope to be hearing these versions on movie soundtracks for years to come” -said singer/songwriter Jesse Elliott (These United States, Ark Life, CACHE).
Tickets are on sale now for the “Get in the Mood” album release show on November 28 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton in DC. Tickets are limited due to pandemic restrictions, and concertgoers are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or negative test results no more than 72 hours old, before entering the venue.
“To be honest straight has never been my thing. But I’ve got something to say through my music, and I’m happiest when singing and playing. For the last several years, I’ve focused most of my energy on being a great parent, but luckily, the muse has never left me. Now my kids are a bit older, life is looking different, and I’m back and more excited than ever to share what I’ve been working on–and hoping it helps folks have a great holiday season this year“-said Tsaggaris.