“The first time I heard Laura play and sing, I was stunned. It was like listening to an Elf sing. Not one of the cute Keebler elves. I’m talking a Tolkeinesque Elf. Ten thousand years old, with magic powers in every bone. The trees like children, spellbound, listening, and bending low to catch a glimpse of the singer. The wind itself holding its breath and going silent so as not to drown out that voice. That kind of Elf.” – Bill Eichman

Laura exhibits a poetic and technical depth that has garnered comparisons to the likes of Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and Ani Difranco. Her songs are honest and intimate, full of vulnerability and profundity. From the Minimalist style of Philip Glass to the dreamy folk music of Iron and Wine, Laura’s influences span across many genres. She draws upon many classical composers when crafting her own unique style of folk music, Johannes Brahms being her favorite. Laura’s debut album, “Counting Eyes,” was released in April of 2014. Laura’s second full-length album, “Fall Away,” came out in November 2017.

Laura has a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, where she also studied classical piano. In the fall of 2013 she studied for a semester with Los Angeles Guitar Quartet members Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Laura has participated in masterclasses with Pepe Romero (as seen below), Denis Azabagic, Adam Holzman, Martha Masters, Ben Verdery, Sergio Assad, Bill Kanengiser, and Duo Sudamericano.

laurapepePlaying for Pepe Romero in a masterclass at the University of Southern California, November 2013.