Monday January 31, 2011
Posted by Glenn Meisner
Laura Merrimen is an old soul who wears her Americana drenched heart on her sleeve. Keeping true to her roots she infuses a blend of rock and roll know how with an old-timey country and pairs it with catchy melodies and smoky sometimes haunting bluesy vocals. Some have compared Merrimen to a female Bob Dylan or Neil Young, others to Lucinda Williams and Neko Case, but you can't put your finger on it, the sound is uniquely her own. She is a prolific writer who delivers soulful thought provoking lyrics that are steeped in honesty and raw emotion.
Laura's debut album 'Love Letters For Lonely Hunters', won a Nova Scotia Music Award in 2010 for 'Country/Bluegrass Artist/Group Recording of the Year'.
Accompanying Laura on this session were Tom Terrell on drums, Adam Pye on bass and Andrew Sneddon on dobro.