LAURA ORSHAW, SONGS OF LOST YESTERDAYS

LAURA ORSHAW

LAURA-ORSHAW

LAURA ORSHAW
SONGS OF LOST YESTERDAYS

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Laura Orshaw’s new solo project features a collection of tunes from sources such as Charlie Moore, Hazel Dickens, Norman Blake, Peter Rowan, Leroy Drumm, and others. She also offers a couple of her own tunes. Selections include Moore’s “Cotton Farmer,” Blake’s “Uncle,” Dickens’ “Coal Miner’s Grave,” Rowan’s “Wild Geese Cry Again,” and Drumm’s “Getting Over You.” Orshaw’s originals include “Guitar Man” and “New Deal Train.” She is joined on this project by brother Matt Witler (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Tony Watt (guitar), Alex Muri (bass), Michael Reese (guitar), husband Mark Orshaw (vocals), and John Mailander (fiddle). The selections feature Orshaw’s excellent fiddle work augmented by Witler’s stellar mandolin. Orshaw’s vocal delivery is both powerful and soulful. This project goes along way to showcase Orshaw’s considerable talents as both a singer and instrumentalist. A fine effort for an upcoming emerging artist, soon to be heard more of. (www.lauraorshaw.com)BF

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