In the South the phrase ‘High Cotton’ recalls a time when your fortune was determined by the success of your crops. If you grew cotton and things went well and the cotton grew ‘high’ you were guaranteed a good crop and life was good. You were literally in “High Cotton”….we’re betting on success!
Our musical experience ranges from Pop, Jazz, Celtic, Rock and Country. Influences include: Roget and Webster, John Hiatt, Dolly Parton, Ogden Nash, Carol King, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Shane McGowan, Tom Rush, John Sebastian, Paul Simon, Willie Dixon, Traditional Ballads, Lucinda Williams.
Laura Monk & High Cotton create original songs with uncommon words and mesmerizing melodies. Described as Americana – Folk Rock with a twist, LMHC is powered by the passionate voice of Laura Monk and complimented by driving acoustic and electric guitar, lyrical bass lines, an eclectic mix of percussion and three and four part harmonies.
We invite you to take a listen and see what a blending of 1 Southern Belle and 3 Northern gentlemen can bring to your ears...a pleasing pastiche of folk, roots rock, rock and roll and good times.
You can bet that every performance delivers a full bale of High Cotton!
“I like it when the cuts on an album exhibit a wider range of subjects and musical performances. Each one of HC’s songs is a little gem, cut and polished until it sparkles, adding another tile to the mosaic. ” Bull Frog Music