The show was about family, love, and legacy - such an epic day celebrating my dad Bill Pursell’s music. The audience reaction was emotional, for them and for me. I’m really looking forward to bringing this to Nashville. ~ Laura Pursell

Laura’s release party at the Hard Rock Café on Saturday, May 13, 2023 was a delight along with being a great success. The genesis of the album was a tribute for her mother, Julie Pursell, who passed away from Vascular Dementia in 2018. The album turned into a tribute album to both of her parents when her dad, Bill Pursell, renowned pianist, composer and arranger passed in 2020 from COVID. Laura began the show introducing Jason Coleman (Floyd Cramer’s Grandson) on the piano to warm up the audience with some of his grandfather’s hits, along with others, and finishing with “Last Date”, his grandfather’s giant hit from 1960. Laura continued with her new album, “Lilacs (Lost in Time) “. She started with a great rendition of “Every Love”, a Janis Ian song that her father, Bill Pursell, had given a new focus and arrangement, complete with strings and rocked the audience with her performance. She continued with” Far Away Places” and then a new song, “Convince Me”, followed up by “Where do you Start” and a new and arrangement of “Sweet Dreams”, the great Patsy Cline hit. Leeza Gibbons, who sponsored the show because of the album’s direct relationship to her program “Leeza’s Care Connection” for family caregivers and support group then came up on the stage. Leeza spoke for several minutes about her program and how she and Laura are essentially sisters because of their common experiences with caregiving for their parents. Laura finished the album with sweet vocals on “Lilacs (Lost in Time)”, “Angel Flying Too Close to The Ground” and “A World Without Gigi”. The last song on the Album, “Tender Wish”, was written by Bill Pursell and played on the piano by Jason Coleman. Laura finished with four other songs from a previous album. It was a great performance by Laura and the audience was thrilled. Netcom is looking forward to the next show in Nashville on June 15th!” - Ray Clawson CEO Netcom Music

“Everyone loved your beautiful music, Laura, along with your heartfelt story which is the most beautiful example of 'a heart never forgetting’. Your promise to your Dad, honoring your mother, touched me deeply and our team really enjoyed everything.” - Leeza Gibbons 

“I had the pleasure of working with Leeza Gibbons and Laura Pursell last weekend, as they offered an uplifting musical event celebrating the final music of Nashville’s legendary artist Bill Pursell.” - Publicist Harlan Boll 

“ The show was so beautiful, heartfelt, and moving. It was a truly beautiful performance.” - Marc Saltarelli 

“Wonderful event for an extremely important cause that needs much more awareness. LOVED the performances!!!” - Roslyn Kind 

“Thank you, Laura, for the invitation The show was amazing and so is your voice. I could feel all the love and happiness that inspired you to complete your dad's final project.” - Ramona Olsen 

“ Love love loved your musical love letter. I’m now a fan forever!” - Julie Rogers Pomilla (Roy Rogers and Dale Evans’ granddaughter) 

“Wonderful event!” - Alice Amter