“Laura is a vibrant, wholly original, deeply personal young artist. Her writing moves us closer to what the great Arthur Miller called the hidden narrative: the possibility of a moment of clarity, the experience of the genuine. I’m grateful for young writers like Laura in whose talent the deeply felt, sincere expression is very much alive and well.”
- Grammy award-winning songwriter Mike Reid
Laura exhibits a poetic and technical depth that has garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, and Nick Drake. She writes intimate folk music with classical influence that Asheville's Mountain Xpress describes as "chamber-folk." Along with being a singer-songwriter, Laura has a degree in classical guitar performance and studied classical piano from a young age. She views music as a bridge to human connection and vulnerability, as well as a powerful tool for fostering community. The multi-instrumentalist has self-released two albums, Counting Eyes (2014) and Fall Away (2017), and recently released her EP Place to Be, recorded with musician and producer Daniel Shearin of River Whyless. Hailing from central Pennsylvania, Laura now resides in Asheville, North Carolina where she continues to write, record, perform, and teach.
Laura earned her 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 at the USC’s Thornton School of Music with members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Laura has participated in masterclasses with Pepe Romero, Denis Azabagic, Adam Holzman, Martha Masters, Ben Verdery, Sergio Assad, and Duo Sudamericano.
Laura teaches both in-person and virtual guitar and piano lessons. She currently offers private lessons at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts in Black Mountain, NC. To inquire about virtual lessons, fill out the form below.
Laura has always had an interest in photography and videography. Here are some examples of her work: