Loretta is a a soulful singer. She can stir that place of passion and life essence in the listener with her deep powerful vocals. This is a CD not to be missed!! 'Insight' is a CD that I've always wanted to create. Pulling together some of the best musicians in the business, I was blessed to burn a great mix of the different songs I've written in the past few years. I am grateful to these musicians, who have worked with everyone from Elvis to Boz Scaggs, for lending their talents to this project! You will hear many references to water. I was born on the North Shore of Hawaii and have always lived near the water. I find my peace there. 'In the City' is a song in which I tried to capture the essence of a profound dream I had and the feelings surrounding it. 'Down Here' I wrote on the steering wheel of my car. It is remenicent of the 1940's music that I love. I would really rather play music by the river than go to work everyday! 'Insight' was written after I met one of my first Patients affected by AIDS. He told me his friends had all died and his family had abandoned him. He and I talked about his life and things that he loved and what he would have changed if he had the chance. He died a short time after that. Instruments from around the world are woven though this song under the lyrics which talk about this man's feeling of despair. I tried to bring togther, though the instruments and vocals, my belief that no one is truely left behind and that we are all connected regardless of our differences. Borrowing from my love for gospel, 'Take Me To The River' is a song I worked on after a rough break-up when I was looking for some guidance. I hope you enjoy this CD as much as I enjoyed making it!