Beat Surrender (and the more famous John Peel) favourite Laura Cantrell has a few dates lined-up in October in the UK, catch a show at one of these fine venues. You’ll be able to pick up a copy of Laura’s new album No Way There From Here is due out on Shoeshine Records in the UK on September 23rd.
My CD copy of this album turned up last week and it’s a real treat, one of my favourite albums of 2011 so far – not going to say much more about it, just let the music do the talking and the lady herself tell you a little more through her recent appearance on the Beeb, here’s the interview with the venerable Bob Harris and two live cuts from the album.
DJ and singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell gained a lot of fans in the UK after getting the highest of praise from the venerable broadcaster and all around good guy John Peel. Cantrell’s debut album Not the Tremblin’ Kind was described by Peel as “My favourite record of the last ten years and possibly my life is an LP by a New York woman born in Nashville called Laura Cantrell. It’s country, and I don’t know why I like it, but it has the same sort of effect on me as Roy Orbison had in the ’60s.”
Cantrell went on to record five sessions for Peel between February 2001 and December 2003, some of the tracks from those sessions are available to download along with a choice selection of others at Cantrell’s website.
Here’s a trio of tracks including the title track from the 2002 release When the Roses Bloom Again to go with them, recorded from Laura’s appearance on Mountain Stage in November 2007
Laura Cantrell – Conqueror’s Song
Laura Cantrell – When the Roses Bloom Again
Laura Cantrell – Early Years