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by Laura Thomas

Edgy folk rock, sometimes in-your-face, sometimes soft and sweet.
Genre: Folk: like Ani
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Slow
4:50 $0.99
2. Louder
5:00 $0.99
3. Adondeya
4:02 $0.99
4. Sho' Nuff Hot
3:30 $0.99
5. Rain
2:40 $0.99
6. Sweep of the Ocean
4:14 $0.99
7. Righteous
3:24 $0.99
8. Hey Boy
3:05 $0.99
9. Ring of Fire
2:14 $0.99
10. 1X1
4:04 $0.99
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funky and fierce, laura thomas is a singer-songwriter based in new york, ny. this alabama native has a powerful and shockingly unique voice that has been heard recently at venues such as the knitting factory and mercury lounge in new york city. classically trained and emotionally raw, laura's voice resonates with searing subtleties and complexities. the village voice recently praised her for her "thick-skinned song-poems in jazzoid rhythms." the washington post recently said: "[laura's] voice is capable of tracing melodies as sinuous as the rock creek parkway, and she has a soft spot for writing tender, compassionate or introspective ballads that help set her apart from the rant 'n' roll crowd."

for the past nine years since her radio debut in vermont, laura thomas has been all over the globe. as the lead singer of dc-based band kiki and the rockstars, laura rocked the audience into a frenzy and broke attendance records at the velvet lounge. weekly jazz sessions at the arc café in dunedin, new zealand were always packed. in sao paulo, brazil, laura guest starred in mind-bending funk jams at first-rate clubs like urbano and grazie a dios. adventurous travels of both body and spirit have sharpened her style and sound into a devastating edge of folk-funk-rock.

this year she produced her second album, "slow," a follow-up to her first album from 2002, "on my sleeve." her biting, crafty lyrics, powerhouse voice, and driving rhythm guitar make for an emotionally charged show. laura is not your average folkie - she sings with ani difranco's tell-it-like-it-is defiance, alanis morissette's sheer, clear power, and at times, the sultriness of a jazz singer. the result is an audio-shock of emotional truth.



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Smooth, soft and searing...a true one of a kind talent!
This CD is incredible. Laura Thomas has a sultry and powerful voice that is special and wonderful. She has a soothing and melodic feel that inspires and shatters. Lyrics are complex and invoke everything from jazz to hip-hop...she is a talent to be reckoned with. The track called "Slow" is mean and gritty, showing some very creative songwriting and cool licks. Pick it up and spread the word.


Laura is both a musician and a poet.
A compilation of great songs that demonstrate Laura's ability to sing and write great lyrics. This CD will not be a waste of your money as you will discover an intelligent, conscientious and talented musician.


I love this CD!!
You're really missing out if you don't have this CD in your collection. It's a great mix of folk, rock, funk, and jazz. Laura Thomas is a great songwriter and a really phenomenal vocalist. I give it a ten out of ten!


She keeps getting better and better!
This CD has that Laura Thomas character which you can only understand by listening to her sing. She sounds so powerful and refreshing. The songs are about everyday subject that everyone can relate to! Laura sweeps you up with her as she sings her heart to the world.


This is a wonderful CD and Laura really has been trained well. All my buds love her CD! Please hurry, I am so ready for the new one!!!


LT takes this one to another level
I was impressed with Laura's first album but SLOW is sick...the way she gels with the band, her vocals flow like water over the various tracks...cop this CD kids...you won't be disappointed...Dirk