Laura Merrimen: January 2011 Archives
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.