Laura Baron is known for her passionate delivery, her beautifully crafted songs and her expressive vocals. Her voice slips easily from a jazzy, sultry tone to a more heartfelt, pure contemporary folk sound. She fills the venue with the emotion of her lyrics and the beauty of her voice. An award winning songwriter, Laura is considered one of the premiere singer songwriters in the DC area.
Laura’s new music video “A Little Note” tells the inspiring story of a woman breaking free of an abusive relationship. This video celebrates the exhilarating journey of one woman’s escape from the prison of domestic violence. The movie was produced by Michael O Synder of Interdependent Pictures. The music track was produced and recorded by DC’s own Marco Delmar of recordarts.com. Through the experience of writing, recording and now filming the song Laura has taken a special interest in supporting Domestic Violence Awareness and prevention. The film was released in Oct. 2015 (Domestic Violence Awareness Month). The song received a Song of The Year Wammie in 2014.
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Laura raised the $6000 needed to produce this video through the contributions of her Indiegogo Campaign supporters. The Campaign is still live in phase two as it raises funds to help promote the video world wide. Learn more and please contribute.
Laura is a three time 2014 Wammie Award winner (Washington Area Music Awards) She won a 2014 Wammie for Song of the year for her song “A Little Note”. She also received Wammies for Contemporary Folk Recording (Heart of the Great Unknown) and Contempoary Folk Vocalist.
The Acoustic Guitar Project 2015:
Here’s how it works: Each musician is a part of a group of songwriters selected in a particular city. Laura is one of 5 here in DC. The first one receives a guitar and has one week to write a song. They record their song, sign the guitar and pass it to the next musician! The culminating concert will be at Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse on 12/3. Laura’s week starts Nov. 1st. Wish her luck!
Finalist in the 2015 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards!
“A Little Note”- finalist 2104 UK Songwriting Contest.
“Build Me A Fire”- finalist award 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest jazz category.
“Laura is known for her powerful vocals, passionate delivery and finely crafted original songs.
Her musical evolution has been shaped by her personal and spiritual experiences. In 2011 she adopted a little girl from an orphanage in New Delhi, India. This emotional journey has strongly influenced her latest album ‘Heart Of The Great UnKnown’…
“…low key jazz-tinted musings…brisk and engaging.”-Mike Joyce, Washington Post
“Imperative to her engine is that voice of hers, a chameleon-like tenor that has no fear of emotion or the bounds typically tied to genre labels. It all adds up to a type of embarrassment of riches, her talents expanding the definition of the word “bounds.” -Colin McGuire, Frederick News Post
2014 Wammie Awards! (Washington Area Music Association)
Folk Contemporary Vocalist
Folk Contemporary Album: listen:“Heart of the Great Unknown” produced by Marco Delmar
Song of the Year: listen: “A Little Note”
Laura was a finalist in the 2015 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards. She was one of nine songwriters who competed for over $10,000 in award money. She performed her songs in March 2015 at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Laura has received over 20 awards from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest including 3 GOLD awards for: Peace Someday (track from the album Stay With Me-2004 release), Kindness Don’t Rest Easy and Winter Don’t Own Me (tracks from the album Scenes From the Avenue-2008 release)
She is a 2014 recipient of a 2014 Finalist award for her song, “Build Me A Fire” in the Jazz category.
Laura was a 2014 Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest for her song “A Little Note” a song about a woman who breaks away from an abusive relationship. All she leaves is “a little note” telling him goodbye. Her song “You Hands” received an honorable mention. Laura has also received finalist awards in previous years.
Artists featured on the album include tabla virtuoso Broto Roy, bamboo flutist Ramyan Kalyan, jazz greats Sol Roots, Eli Staples and Seth Kibel, vocalists Pat Quinn, Cletus Kennelly and other renowned DC musicians.
“My musical evolution has been shaped by my personal and spiritual experiences. In 2011 I adopted a little girl named Ruchi from an orphanage in New Delhi, India. This emotional journey has strongly influenced my latest album ‘Heart Of The Great UnKnown’, a tightly woven combination of contemporary folk, jazz and world music. The title track, subtitled ‘Song for Ruchi’, incorporates sitar and tabla. I wanted the listener to feel transported to the streets of India and to glimpse into the mystical heart of the great unknown that I experienced on my journey to my new daughter and a whole new life for myself, my husband and our son, Gabe.
Through my experiences with adoption, I have taken the issue of orphans and foster children to heart and established a partnership with Kidsave. Kidsave is a Washington, DC based charity that provides advocacy services and facilitates host family visits for at-risk children. Portions of the proceeds from my upcoming touring activities will go towards helping Kidsave serve children in orphanages and foster care around the world”
Laura was a 2012 winner of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) Professional Artist Support System (PASS) contest, and was nominated for 2012 Wammie for Songwriter of the Year and a 2013 Contemporary Folk Vocalist.
Laura began co-producing children’s music in the 80′s and 90′s with Patti Dallas. Our company ‘Golden Glow Recordings‘ has sold thousands of albums across the nation, and the recording ‘Good Morning Sunshine’ won the Parents Choice Gold Award. I taught music to young children for many years in the DC area.