Laura Cantrell was born and raised in Nashville, but came to New York City for college and never left. She’s not only a singer and songwriter but a musicologist as well, having served as the proprietress as The Radio Thrift Shop on WFMU. Rolling Stone has called Laura “A modern woman with an old-timey heart, with a voice pitched somewhere between the bluesy realism of Lucinda Williams and the vintage femininity of Kitty Wells.”
Laura plays traditional country, alt-country and folk-rock as well. The title song from her debut album, Not The Trembling Kind, was written by Jersey rocker George Usher. She’s also covered Gordon Lightfoot‘s Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Laura has opened for Elvis Costello and also for country music legend Charlie Louvin.
Does seeing music on a late Saturday afternoon in Williamsburg works for you? Then this is the show to see today.
Laura Cantrell, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), 5pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)