To hear Laurie Rider is to hear the raw, yet thoughtful bearings of a Southern American heart. A heart that speaks with ease and honesty and authority. A heart that wants something pure and true and stays fast on the trail to get it. And, on her debut release, the Arrows EP, Rider lets that heart pull the reins and guide the listener through a brief but important trek down the trail. Along the way, she takes a cue from fellow Waycrossian and Country-Rock forefather, Gram Parsons, wearing her diverse set of influences proudly. Country, Soul, Folk, Rock, Pop: they all do their part in laying the bed for Rider's carefully-penned words to lie and help complete a sound that is purely Laurie Rider.