Feb 22 – 24, 2019

Laura Bird

Laura Bird

Dec 21, 2017


Laura Bird

Laura Bird

Known for her warm stage presence, finely honed guitar work, and distinctive, sultry voice, Guelph songstress Laura Bird draws musical influence from a mosaic of early folk roots, contemporary bluegrass and old jazz standards.    

  • Winner Wellington County Regional Songwriting Competition 2012.    
Guelph ON songstress Laura Bird draws inspiration from a mosaic of musical influences including early folk roots, contemporary bluegrass and old jazz standards. Writing with a painter’s eye for lush images, her songs are compassionate and heartfelt. Audiences from house concert to festival stage embrace her warm stage presence, finely honed guitar work, and distinctive, sultry voice. Performing since 1990, Laura has released two critically acclaimed albums (Dreamwalker, 2000; The Water In Between, 2008), took time to recover from an injury and is currently writing towards her third project. She has served on both the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and ArtsCan Circle Board of Directors; co-founded the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award established in 2002, and co-founded the Headwaters Acoustic Music Society in Orangeville 1998-2008, serving the final 2 years as Artistic Director of the Live! At the Opera House concert series. In addition to performing, Laura is a freelance graphic artist and enjoys figure drawing and acrylic painting.    

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