Lauren Shera studied in Chicago at the Old Town School of Folk Music where and honed her craft as a vocalist, songstress and multi-instrumentalist on the road and in the San Francisco bay area, where she had become a fixture of the folk music scene.
Roughstock describes her style and music as “…in the best tradition of folk singers, immediate and contemporary with a strong tie to the past. She is roots music, all string instruments and Celtic themes, but she still retains an original sound. Once I Was A Bird is the quintessential folk album for fans who love that edge of Irish sound that mines the territory where folk and bluegrass overlap.”
On her third album, Gold and Rust, which is planned for a Summer 2014 release, Lauren has evolved an edgier and more defined indie sound that builds upon the vintage folk vibe of her first two albums. Quietly powerful, the richly textured album was recorded with the band members playing live in the studio as they would on-stage, to create a sound that conjures the Laurel Canyon folk scene of the late sixties/early seventies.