Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
St. John’s United Church
A singer-songwriter with four, full-length recordings, I have lived and worked in Nova Scotia since August of 1984. I’ve embarked on several tours across Canada over the years and I’ve performed in Europe, the UK and the United States. My 1989 debut album, Laura Smith, was recorded after my demo was chosen from those submitted to the Variety Recordings competition at CBC in 1988. It opened the doors for me into the world of concertizing. After being selected for a Canada Council maintenance grant to continue composing in 1990, I began work on my second album, B’tween The Earth and My Soul. It was released in 1995 and garnered two East Coast Music Awards for Album
of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. I was also nominated for a Juno Award. In 1997, my third album, It’s A Personal Thing, received seven nominations for East Coast Music Awards. A series of debilitating injuries curtailed my ability to compose, perform or record until I was able to release my first recording in 16 years, Everything Is Moving, on Canada’s premier folk music label, Borealis Records. I co-produced this record with the uber-talented Paul Mills at his studio, The Millstream. I was delighted to include Kim Dunn’s gorgeous song, Inspiration from his album of the same name.