Lauren Shera – Once I Was A Bird

The new album by Lauren Shera, ‘Once I Was A Bird’ is a very well-produced, full-sounding folk album.  The release date is June 7th, 2011.  The songs have a storytelling feel and a beautiful melancholy that brings me back again and again to refill my cup.  After hearing her songs, I know you’ll be saying, “Where did this artist come from?” Well, she doesn’t want to be a stranger, and here is hoping this album starts a prairie fire of recognition both far and wide.   

Music has played an integral part in Lauren Shera’s life from the very beginning. The New York native grew up surrounded by an eclectic range of performers. When she was 13, her family relocated to northern California at the same time that she picked up the guitar.

Lauren Shera—Endless Sea MP3

Shera swiftly developed a reputation in the folk-indie world, joining the ranks of such artists as Jessica Lea Mayfield, Iron & Wine and Gillian Welch, and earning titles such as “Princess of Power” and “Folk music’s new royalty.”

Listen to “Once I Was A Bird”

Shera has shared the stage with such artists as Ray LaMontagne, Jason Mraz, Phil Lesh, Shawn Colvin, Billy Bragg, Nanci Griffith, Kristin Hersh, Joan Osborne and Abigail Washburn. She’s also making her mark on the festival circuit, making appearances at Bonnaroo, the High Sierra Music Festival, Sausalito Music and Arts Festival, Monterey Music Summit and South by Southwest. When she was 18-years-old she was also invited to perform at the Bob Dylan Tribute Concert at New York City’s Avery Fisher Hall.

Lauren Shera Homepage

~ by castleqwayr on May 25, 2011.

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