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E-mail Laura at lgolden@lauragoldenmusic.com

 

Laura was born and raised in New York City in a family where music was always present. Surrounded by a variety of great influences, the love of music, art, dance, and poetry took root deeply, and early on. She spent summers in a house built by her great-grandfather in the mountains upstate, and there, fell deeply in love with the natural world.

At age ten, Laura picked up her mother's guitar and began teaching herself to play. She wrote songs and instrumentals, and worked out whatever she could unravel by ear.

Since then, she has been a graphic and fine artist, a teacher, a Reiki practitioner, and a parent, which she calls "the most important part of my work in the world."

"I take a lot of my cues from the natural world, from writers, artists, healers, great teachers, and music. I try to keep my antennas in good working order, my willingness to look, and my effort to keep growing alive and well. I feel lucky to be able to laugh often, and especially at myself."

In recent years, music has moved back toward the center of her life, where she feels it belongs. Her two recordings are an expression of that renewed love and creative energy that "lets these songs show up."

Laura has performed in clubs, festivals, private events, numerous house concerts, at the Eugene Interfaith Service, and the SGI Community Center. She is currently directing and arranging for a small but mighty chorus. She has received outstanding reviews as an emcee for staff concerts at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, which she has attended for several years and can't say enough wonderful things about.

Laura currently lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.