Blog of Texas singer/songwriter, Laura Marie. Mother, runner, fitness and healthy living enthusiast blogs about life, love and music.
Laura Marie was born and raised on the songs of The Pretenders, The Police and Carole King. She credits her lyric writing habit as the reason for initially dropping out of the University of Texas at Austin. Her first full-length solo CD titled, Drawn was released in 2007 and was co-produced by five-time Grammy nominated producer, Mack Damon. Fans are quickly hooked on her own brand of pop-folk songwriting. Her lyrics are both touching and personal. Laura Marie gets to the heart of the matter with a voice somewhat familiar, yet distinctly her own.
A native, San Antonian, Laura Marie performed and recorded with local bands Sofa Kingdom and Things Between and, in her spare time, did voice over and backing vocal work in a number of local studios. She graduated from St. Mary's University with a degree in music education and was a grade school choir director before giving in to her compulsive lyric writing habit and becoming a full time musician.
Her debut CD, Drawn (2007) was produced by Grammy-nominated Texas music producer Mack Damon. She is currently in pre-production for her follow up CD to be recorded in 2009. Look for a preliminary single due out in late 2008. As a songwriter, she is known for her poignant and striking wordplay (“Wait,” “In Code,” “Still") while her smooth vocal style has been described as 'smooth as 100 year-old scotch'.
Laura Marie's music has been favorably compared to songwriters Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and John Mayer.