Bostonian Lori Diamond and New Yorker Fred Abatelli, have been creating and performing music together since their "destined" meeting on Myspace in 2007. These two seasoned players have put the time in, supporting other successful musical acts, but have now emerged to the forefront - and not a moment too soon!
Lori, an award winning songwriter (finalist, Great American Songwriting Contest 2010, Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine 2011, 2012), combines alluring, soulful vocals and seasoned piano playing with Fred's solid finger work and clever phrasing on both bass and guitar. Their songs explore the many facets of the human condition with hope and an esoteric sensibility. Fans of Norah Jones, Sarah MacLachlan and Joni Mitchell, quickly become fans of Lori & Fred as they explore Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Gospel and blues influences and gently infuse them into their own fresh and original style.
With two highly acclaimed CDs under their belts, "LIFTED" is the title of the third, newest collection of their complex, heartfelt songs. The duo has crafted exquisite melodies that employ everything from retro jazz stylings to hypnotic meditations. Songs of eternal love, self-acceptance, and powerful life lessons will soothe, excite and uplift simultaneously!
Lori & Fred have been showcased on the main stage of the legendary, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and have also headlined at many prominent music festivals. Sometimes as openers and other times as accompanists, Lori & Fred have performed alongside John Gorka, Peter Yarrow, Joan Osborne, Amy Ray, David Wilcox, Michael Johnson, Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert, Ellis Paul, Tracy Grammer, Brother Sun, Brooks Williams, Jimmy Lafave, Mary Gauthier and more!
LDFA continues to offer transcendent performances throughout Northeast while joyously connecting with new friends and fans. Their "Lifted" tour is happening right now throughout the North East and you can find ever - evolving news as well as music samples at www.LDFAmusic.com.
A portion of proceeds from Lori & Fred's CD sales goes directly to www.NEADS.org.
"Heavenly, orchestral piano, divine, ambient guitar, inspiring, soulful, interwoven vocals - those are the ingredients that shine in 'Lifted'... Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli, once again, prove that they are an exceptional, ever-expanding musical force!"
- Denise Hurley, Wachusett Music Series
You'll find Lori & Fred at intimate coffeehouses, house concerts and various festivals and benefits throughout the year. Seek them out - you'll be glad you did.
"Lifted is truly an uplifting experience. One can feel the love that lead to its creation while loving the voices, the music, and the lyrics that keep bringing it home beautifully to the listener."BillCopelandMusicNews.com
"Stunning, stellar, beautiful, graceful, peaceful, exciting... This is the kind of music and songwriting that I live for."Dave Davis, Music Blogger, Radio Host
"Lori & Fred performed at our haven in the woods and we were instantly smitten. With pure, positive loving intention, they raise the vibration in any room. Their uplifting message is gently woven in their beautifully crafted songs while their music carries with it a message of love and healing, casting a brilliant light on all who are listening."True North Holistic Center
"Storytellers at heart, they combine a beautiful classical piano and a warm-toned guitar to make music that seeps into the soul and permeates the senses."Jennifer Russo, Pulse Magazine
"What struck me, besides the wonderful musicianship, was how present they were: with the audience and with the songs...they were a pleasure to watch and to hear."DAVID TAMULEVICH - Tamulevich Artist Management
"Lori's latest recording reflects the many aspects of her fine music...gorgeous vocals, wonderful melodies, honest, authentic subject matter, tasteful production, and she knows her way around a keyboard...a combination that yields a beautiful result..."DAVID ROTH - singer/songwriter/inspirational performer
"These songs respectively cut a facet of precision conveying Diamond's impressionistic, lush piano playing coupled with honey-coated vocal stylings. Heaven must be near."PAUL MAHER JR. - Pulse Magazine
"Diamond feeds off of emotions in a major way to where the listener is hanging on to every note & word. There is so much feeling & emotion being conveyed here that the music itself truly glistens."JIMMY RAE - SKOPE MAGAZINE
"Diamond boasts a beautiful voice as she effortlessly flexes her sweet, airy ambience on an original collection of heartfelt songs."DOUG SLOAN - Metronome Magazine
"'True' will make you want to sing along to it, and you might even find yourself comparing Diamond and Abatelli to the looming artists from the 1970s in their ability to create music that could remain popular over the decades."Bill Copeland - BillCopelandMusicNews.com
"Her voice, lush and sexy one minute, hushed and vulnerable the next, pulls the many moods she's conjuring into sharper focus, and delivers the lyrical goods with style and substance."ERIC KILBURN - Wellspring Sound
"The songs boast rich, textured piano arrangements and thoughtful lyrics about welcoming the positive and dealing with the troubles that ebb and flow through a lifetime."SCOTT MCLENNAN - Music Journalist
"The lyrics are intelligent and artfully written, the arrangements are first class and the musicianship through Mystery is top notch. Mystery is an experience, and Diamond is aptly named."WILDY HASKELL - WildysWorld.com
"Lori is able to weave through each song with strength and vulnerability while captivating listeners with her heartfelt vocals and her mastery of the piano keys."JOHN CAMPBELL - Independents Uncovered
"This singer's voice lands somewhere between the soulful emotional impact of Sarah Maclachlan and the chops and range of Joni Mitchell. Great pitch and feel. VERY RARE!"JONATHAN RICHARDS - Garageband.com
"This wonderful artist seems to have that human touch, the knack of making you almost gasp out loud ‘my goodness that's exactly how I felt when..."CHRIS HARDIN - Singer/Songwriter
"When I got Mystery last week I found out what I've been missing - beautiful, lush piano, her crystal clear voice, and lots of beautiful songs about love, family and life's beauties and mysteries."HEATHER MILLER - Lyrical Venus Radio Hour