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'Cranberry Red Balloon' is music born of couple's love
November 16, 2011
St. Martinville Teche News
St. Martinville, Louisiana

Sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for. In the case of newlyweds Annie Kananack and Tab Laven, that’s true both from their love for each other and for his new album , “Cranberry Red Balloon.”

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During her (Annie) time in L.A., Annie had met a number of famous people, and she and her husband had become friends with John Cowsill, childhood member of the 1960’s band The Cowsills (the inspiration for “The Partridge Family” television series) and drummer for The Beach Boys since 2000.

Cowsill and the other Beach Boys became close with Annie and her sons, she said, particularly after the boys lost their father, and invited her and her family to their concerts when they were on tour in the area.

Last year, Annie said, she attended a concert in Houston when Cowsill introduced her to an acoustic guitarist managing the band’s merchandise while they were on tour.

“John couldn’t not believe he had never introduced us before. He asked, ‘Have you met my wonderful, incredibly single and available fiend Annie?” she recalled.

“It was like lightning struck, the clouds opened up and it was instant bliss,” Tab said of the meeting.

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