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) – https://soundcloud.com/laurajoymusic/courting-disaster
Takes A While (by Laura Joy) – https://soundcloud.com/laurajoymusic/takes-a-while
Links to Videos:
Takes A While (by Laura Joy) – https://youtu.be/T6Jrnt5fpes
Make You Feel My Love (by Bob Dylan) – https://youtu.be/Iu057bSrMgw
Me and Bobby Mcgee (by Kris Kristofferson) – https://youtu.be/u8pdK3-BKCI
Plan (by Laura Joy) – https://youtu.be/klRCp8Qp4uY
8.5×11 Poster: (in the works)