Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lauren Shera - Once I was a Bird

With a distinctive, gently quaking voice that rarely rises and falls, Lauren Shera is quite possibly the voice of a new generation of folk. Accumulating a mass amount of praise for her new release, Once I was a Bird, this amazing talent is a name and a voice you won't soon forget.

Once I was a Bird is divinely depressive with haunting melodies and poetically poignant lyrics about life and the lessons learned.  An engaging album, Shera's reserved but intimate voice keeps the listener hanging onto every thoughtful word and old soul wisdom. As a multi-instrumentalist, she not only plays acoustic guitar on the record, she also plays the ukulele and five-string banjo. Drawing inspiration from traditional folk and old timey music, Shera keeps the musical embellishments at a minimum showing that she not only possesses the vocal, instrumental, and songwriting chops, but, also, the maturity to know that less is sometimes more.

In addition to all of Shera's talents, two phenomenal artists and biggest influences -- Kristin Hersh and Abigail Washburn -- lent their skills to the album. And, with Andy Zenczak at the production helm adding the right amount of adornments, Once I was a Bird is straightforward, somber, indie-folk perfection.

Purchase Once I was a Bird
Lauren Shera's Website

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