Laura Joy Electronic Press Kit

Laura Joy
(872) 216-1708



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Chicago based singer-songwriter, Laura Joy is an NPR featured, nationally touring artist with an eclectic song list of award-winning original music and popular songs from the 60s to Today’s Top 40. Her soothing voice has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen. With comparisons that range from Jewel to Natalie Merchant, Laura’s percussive fingerpicking and buoyant vocals have graced audiences from as far as the Sun Belt to the streets of Manhattan. Currently, she averages around 100 shows per year nationwide.

— 2017 Winner Great River Folk Fest Songwriting Contest  (Lacrosse, WI)
— 2017 2nd Place Acorn Theater Songwriting Contest   (Three Oaks, MI)
— 2015 Best Original Song NPR’s WDCB (Glen Ellyn, IL)


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Laura Joy’s soothing voice has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen.


Links to Recordings:
Courting Disaster (by Laura Joy) –
Takes A While (by Laura Joy) –

Links to Videos:
Takes A While (by Laura Joy)  –
Make You Feel My Love (by Bob Dylan) –
Me and Bobby Mcgee (by Kris Kristofferson) –
Plan (by Laura Joy) –


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8.5×11 Poster: (in the works)


Sounds Like:
Joni Mitchell
Laura Marling
Natalie Merchant

Past Performances 2017

1/1 W Hotel Chicago, IL
1/3 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
1/4 French Market Chicago, IL
1/14 Uncommon Markets Scottsdale, AZ
1/15 Uncommon Markets Scottsdale, AZ
1/16 Janey’s Coffee Cave Creek, AZ
1/20 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
1/21 Renaissance Hotel Chicago, IL
1/27 Navy Pier Chicago, IL
2/1 French Market Chicago, IL
2/10 Red Arrow Tap Elmhurst, IL
2/14 Renaissance Hotel Chicago, IL
2/16 Hyatt Mag Mile Hotel Chicago, IL
2/17 Gman Tavern Chicago, IL
3/1 French Market Chicago, IL
3/3 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
3/10 Harvest Moon Restaurant Chicago, IL
3/24 Hyatt Mag Mile Hotel Chicago, IL
3/31 Wildrose Brewing Griffith IN
4/7 Hunters Brewing Chesterton, IN
4/11 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
4/15 Hyatt Mag Mile Hotel Chicago, IL
4/19 Sedgwick Stop Chicago, IL
4/21 Renaissance Hotel Chicago, IL
4/24 Crowne Plaza Hotel Northbrook, IL
4/26 French Market Chicago, IL
4/29 Shawnee State University Portsmouth OH
5/4  Red Arrow Tap  Elmhurst IL
5/6 Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL
5/9 Fresh Thyme Market Milwaukee, WI
5/15 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
5/17 French Market Chicago, IL
6/6 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
6/8 Fair Oaks Restaurant Fair Oaks, IN
6/10 Hyatt Mag Mile Hotel Chicago, IL
6/11 Old Town Art Fair Chicago, IL
6/14 Sedgwick Stop Chicago, IL
6/15 French Market Chicago, IL
6/21 Fresh Thyme Market Forest Park, IL
6/28 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
6/30 Broken Earth Winery Long Grove, IL
7/6 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
7/8 Round Barn Barton, MI
7/11 Burn ’em Brewing Michigan City, IN
7/12 French Market Chicago, IL
7/13 Acorn Theater Three Oaks, MI
7/14 Navy Pier Chicago IL
7/18 Fresh Thyme Market Greenbay, WI
7/19 Fresh Thyme Market  Greenbay, WI
7/20  Bettendorf Library Bettendorf, IA
7/28 Starline Factory  Harvard, IL
8/5 Jolly Corks Wine Fest  Pontiac, IL
8/8 Fresh Thyme Market Greenfield, WI
8/11 Renaissance Hotel  Schaumburg, IL
8/15 Daley Plaza Chicago, IL
8/19 August Hill Winery Utica, IL
8/27 Great River Folk Festival Lacrosse, WI
9/1 Fair Oaks Restaurant Fair Oaks, IN
9/6 Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg, IL
9/8 Peoples Church of Chicago Chicago, IL
9/14 French Market Chicago, IL
9/16 Schauer Arts Center Hartford, WI
9/17 Sedgwick Stop Chicago, IL
9/22 Hotel Blake Chicago, IL
10/6 Marriott Desert Ridge Phoenix, AZ
10/21 Fresh Thyme Market Crystal Lake, IL
11/5 Wishbone North Chicago, IL