bio//

Laura T. Lewis

Raised on the northern fog banks of the San Francisco Bay, there was always a drum kit in our living room and a half-finished clay project in the basement art studio. I was regularly scolded for singing at the dinner table and dancing in the outfield (I wasn't cut out for sports). Every early memory has a soundtrack.

My younger brother, Luke, started playing music first. It became the trellis on which he and our father grew closer and more alike until Dad passed away in 2005. I found my voice while trying to stay closer to them both after my dad was gone. It has since become my therapy in hard times, my release in good, and the most effective connector to like-minded friends.

I left San Luis Obispo, my home of 13 years, for Portland in 2017 with two (somewhat arbitrary) science degrees, a teaching credential, a divorce settlement, thicker skin, a sad story, and a drive to find my music community. Thank you, Portland, for warmly welcoming one more wayward Californian.
I’ll do my best to keep it weird.

My resume has grown in the last 3 years to include music festivals (Solaura Festival (Mendocino) and Comatopia (Yosemite Valley)), music venues (such as the Poster Room at the Fillmore (SF), Mississippi Studios, Doug Fir Lounge, The White Eagle, Secret Society (PDX), The Belfry (Sisters,OR)), house shows, bars, several wineries, a few breweries, lots of weddings, hotel lobbies, and private events. I have toured up and down the west coast and look forward to doing so again --as well as expanding my tour map-- with my debut album "High Above the Brushfire" in hand.

I was lucky enough to have my brother, my sweetheart, and several new friends join me in the studio to make this record. It was a joy to create and I am so thrilled with the product. I really hope you like it too.

basic info

 

origin//

san francisco, ca

 

residence//

portland, or

genres//

country, folk, blues

contact & booking//

lauralewismusic@gmail.com

© 2017 by Laura T. Lewis

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