Musician • Author • Animal Advocate

True art is what we become when we abandon who we think we should be.

Lori’s Latest Work

All those years I spent trying to sound hip, trendy, or philosophical, when all I needed to do was tell the story!

Well, here it is. A real story. See for yourself—watch my music video, Thank God for Dogs!

Lori Nicholson

About Lori

For thirty years I was a keyboard player, guitarist, singer, and published songwriter. In 2011, at the age of fifty-two, I graduated valedictorian from Southern Connecticut State University. My education and bachelor’s degree in political science was inspired by my dog, Mr. Beebs, who’s also the reason I wrote my book, Mr. Beebs, and the tribute song, “Thank God for Dogs.”

Lori's Book

This is the story of Mr. Beebs, the dog who inspired a middle-aged woman to go back to college, run for state legislature, and start a non-profit organization for pet owners. Coming soon Mr. Beebs: One Dog...One Woman...One Mission.

Huey Lewis said, “That’s the power of love.” I say, That’s the power of a dog.

Lori’s Music

I wish my grandmother had lived to see the impact her twenty-five-dollar purchase would have on my life, but she died at the age of fifty-four, when I was only twelve years old. She had no way of knowing that the old upright piano she bought for me at a local tag sale would take me around the world.

News

My new song, "Thank God for Dogs," is now available for purchase!

Believe it or not, my next song is about a particular dog... and like a million other people, I am crazy for dogs.

Advocacy

Mr. Beebs was the kind of friend that comes around once in a lifetime. He stood by me when no one else could or would. In honor of Mr. Beebs, I founded a non-profit called Bark To Be Heard, which lobbies for the rights of pets and their owners.