"A natural songwriter that is as smooth as 100 year old Scotch, with vocals to match."
- Rudy Jones, Network for Young Artists
Fans of Natalie Merchant are drawn to the similar vocal style of Laura Marie but are quickly hooked on her own brand of pop-folk songwriting. Her lyrics are both touching and personal. She gets to the heart of the matter with a voice somewhat familiar yet distinctly her own.
Laura Marie was born in San Antonio, Tx. and raised on the songs of The Pretenders, The Police and Carole King. She began writing lyrics in gradeschool and eventually earned a degree in music education studying under composers Alice Gomez and Doug Boyer.
"Laura Marie has taught and studied music, but she's at her
best when she's performing the music she writes... (she) makes an engaging brand of pop/folk with rock roots." - Jim Beal, Express News
The music for the album, Drawn, was recorded at Rhapsody Street Studios with five time Grammy nominated producer, Mack Damon. Musicians include Robert Cherry (Rich O'Toole), Jason Ybarbo (Rich O'Toole) and Armando Aussenac (Jay Perez).