Laura Cantrell Artist Profile | AAE Music
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Availability:On tour
Years Active: 2000–present

Laura Cantrell (born 16 July 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a country singer-songwriter and radio DJ. Beginning in 1993, she presented a weekly country and old-time music radio show on WFMU called The Radio Thrift Shop (although since October 2005 she has only made occasional appearances on the station).

She reached wider recognition in 2000 with her debut album, Not the Tremblin' Kind.Host of freeform radio station WFMU's "Radio Thrift Shop," sometime VP at a merchant bank, and owner of one of the purest voices in country, Laura Cantrell's mix of traditional and modern country has been impressing listeners for several years.

The late, great John Peel thought her first album was one of the most perfect records he'd ever heard and in the opinion of many listeners he wasn't wrong. Laura excels both as a songwriter and as an interpreter of both new and classic country - her Southern roots and mix of traditional and modern approaches, impeccable taste and superb voice make her work accessible to anyone who enjoys country.

Cantrell may also be familiar to fans of geek rock for her guest vocals on the They Might Be Giants song "The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)" (on the 1992 album "Apollo 18).In the spring of 2011, Cantrell released "Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs Of the Queen of Country Music", a recording she made "in honor of one of her heroines, the great Kitty Wells" (the album title being from an original song of Cantrell's written in tribute to Wells).


Laura Cantrell performs country, folk, singer-songwriter music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Laura Cantrell for your event, Please Contact. Laura Cantrell has more than 63.0K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Carrie Rodriguez, Iris DeMent, Mary Gauthier, Tift Merritt, Eliza Gilkyson, Kelly Willis, Matraca Berg, Nanci Griffith, Kim Richey, Caroline Herring, Gretchen Peters, Allison Moorer, Gillian Welch, Kasey Chambers, Emmylou Harris, Shannon McNally, Shelby Lynne, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laura Cantrell for an upcoming event.

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