One doesn’t typically think of Irvington New Jersey as a source for traditional country song-writers. But when your Daddy raised you on a steady diet of Hank Williams records along with various swing and blues artists of the time, and your Momma played steel guitar, it’s gets in your blood fast. Miss Laurie Ann started writing songs at an early age and has developed an extensive collection of tight, well crafted songs that tell stories of love, come and gone. Her music evokes the era of Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells and Wanda Jackson. She refers to her style of music as “rock-boppin country“. It’s firmly based in the roots of country music with just enough rockin-rhythm to keep ya swingin. Miss Laurie Ann has been performing with her band, The SaddleTones, for several years now. They continue to perform at honky-tonks, theaters, festivals and many other events along the east coast.
The SaddleTones debut cd titled Hitch Yer Wagon is an 11 song all original recording that captures the heart of their musical style. The cd includes performances by legendary piano player Earl Poole Ball and guitarist Dave Gonzalez. Hitch Yer Wagon has received airplay on Americana radio stations thru out the United States as well as overseas. In 2014 they plan on releasing their second recording. This time legendary guitar player Dave Gonzalez of The Paladins is set to produce. The recording is certain to carry on that rock-boppin sound that defines Miss Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones.