Music For Your Heart...And Your Head
Born and raised on the Kansas prairie, Laura Lisbeth is a small town girl, transplanted to the city, who wields a big Martin guitar, writing and singing songs about Life As She Sees It, or sometimes imagines it.
Her songs have won recognition and awards from publications such as American Songwriter Magazine, enjoyed regular airplay local stations and on Kansas Public Radio’s “Trail Mix” program. Laura's song, "Middle of the Night" was voted the best new song in the 2014 Kicker Country Stampede Pick to Play Contest. As a performing songwriter, she is has shared a stage with a diverse group of artists including folk talent Gregory Alan Isakov, regional folk and old-time fiddle player Betse Ellis, and KC jazz pianist and radio host, Roger Wilder.
While some have raised comparisons to singer/songwriters such as Aimee Mann, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jewell, she is also sometimes compared to Ethel Merman or Yosemite Sam. Ultimately, she remains true to that little voice inside her head that gives a unique, if slightly skewed take on daily life, love and heartache, delivering it all with a voice that has been described "like butter," easily drawing listeners in from the far perimeters to hear her sing and play.
In October, 2012, Laura released her second CD - "The Balance." Recorded in Nashville, it was another yet step in her journey of crafting songs that would be memorable, notable, different than what you're used to hearing. The Balance provides a full production backdrop to her unique approach to songwriting, with a mixture of deep soul-baring tunes, upbeat whimsy, always a gift for words and often just about a half bubble off plumb.
Laura has been selected five years in a row to represent the Kansas City chapter of NSAI at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Kicker Country Stampede, a national country music festival featuring major acts such as Zac Brown band, The Band Perry, and Toby Keith, culminating in the performance of her winning song, "Middle of the Night," on the main stage of the Stampede in 2014.
Encouraging others to realize their creative passion, she has served as host for 3 different recurring songwriter showcase projects, featuring both new and seasoned songwriters. She is currently performing in Kansas City and surrounding areas.