North of 40, ep. 7 | Previewing "Summertime Skies"

Denise previews a song from her upcoming EP “The Flame.”

It’s a song inspired by, and dedicated to, her mother. Patricia La Grassa (McGuigan) immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland when she was 20-years old. She brought nothing…

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North of 40, ep. 5 | First Show With New Band

The "North of 40" journey continued last Friday at Phyllis’ Musical Inn in Chicago with an affirmation. As passionate as I am to document the dream of this “North of 40” woman hoping to return to Europe with the new…

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North of 40, ep. 4 | Unwinding w/Loki

Denise is waiting for video coming soon from Nap House Studios and getting ready for her upcoming gig at Phyllis's Musical Inn in Chicago.  

Today, Denise unwinds from songwriting in her favorite way: visiting her favorite friends in the neighborhood…

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North of 40, ep. 3 | Video Shoot Day

Next step in the dream (being documented in film) to return to performing in Europe is new video to showcase the evolving La Grassa band sound. Did the Nap House Studios shoot yesterday.

NHS and Matt at Cometogetherspace Gallery are…

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North of 40, ep. 2 | New Demo Video

The next task for getting back on the music map is new demo video for venues and festival bookers. My most recent videos don't accurately reflect what I'm evolving into, though Pieces of Peace is getting there. This weekend, the…

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North of 40, ep. 1 | Opening Statement

Looking up and forward to making 2022 the year of dreams. Can a woman – say, north of 40 – find her way back to Europe to showcase her new sound with her new band?  Here’s the message, hope you'll…

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