Laurel is a singer/songwriter whose work ranges from indie americana to quiet rock. She did not sing in a punk band before getting in touch with her sensitive side. She was a trad-music geek in high school, and spent much of her time learning obscure Celtic ballads and raucous Pogues songs. After high school, she lived in Ireland, busking on the street and joining sessions in pubs.
Chris Dahlen of Pitchfork and Paste Magazine says, "She brings to bear all of her Celtic and indie influences on her haunting new album where cellos and dark finger-picked acoustic guitar all but surround you with the ghosts of the by-gone characters the songs speak of."
She recently collaborated and toured with the Portland Cello Project and has begun working on recording her fourth album with PCP's artistic director Doug Jenkins. Her album "House of Snow," will be released in the summer of 2011 and features collaborations with Jenny Conlee (the Decemberists), Sam Cooper (Horse Feathers), Skip VonKuske (Vagabond Opera & PCP), John Vecchareilli and one of her oldest friends and cello playing collabroators, Anna Fritz.