Born in Iowa City, IA, Laube (pronounced "Lau" like "how" and "be" like "to be or not to be") began studying the piano at the age of three and later took up saxophone, oboe, violin, guitar, and harmonica. She was a leading member in a number orchestras during high school and studied oboe at the Académie de Musique Grétry in Liège, Belgium, on a Rotary scholarship.
On a trip to Australia and New Zealand in college, Laube borrowed a friend's guitar and started writing songs. She started performing out regularly at a cafe on Castro Street in San Francisco and has come a long way in a short time: Anna Laube has been described as “An artist to whom you would hand over the keys to your heart” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, composing “Intimate, heartfelt songs rooted in traditional Americana” (NPR)—and her music is receiving airplay worldwide. She's performed at SXSW in Austin, TX, the Monterey Blues Festival, the Stone Arch Festival, the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and has toured the country playing at farmers' markets, restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters, conferences, weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, breweries, wineries, benefits, and live on the radio. She has curated and hosted an art and music event in San Francisco entitled "The Love Show (I, II, & III)" and in 2010 is a contestant on 105.5 Triple M's Radio Reality Contest "Project M," will be an instructor at the first ever Girls' Rock Camp in Madison, WI, and co-wrote her first song. She has released two albums: 2006's Outta My Head and 2009's Pool All The Love * Pool All The Knowledge. You can listen to Anna on Pandora.com and Last.FM, download the Official Anna Laube app, and get her albums and singles directly from her record label, Ginkgo Records, or on iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon.com.