Exclusive Interview with Laura Reed

How did you discover the bluesharp? ~ Someone gave me one in passing, I can’t recall the occasion but I was immediately drawn to it. A few days later I went on a camping trip to a bioluminescent island off the coast of NC and brough it with me. It was a full moon, I […]

88.1 WKNC FM Raleigh Interview: Laura Reed

While she may not be the most celebrated local artist in recent memory, Laura Reed may undoubtedly be one of the most successful. While she’s been recently calling Nashville her home, she recently returned to the Triangle and celebrated the release of her latest album The Awakening. But for the past three years, Reed has […]

Soul purpose: Local musicians unite for a quadruple album release

by Edwin Arnaudin Laura Reed describes Asheville as “a fusion city” with an unapologetic, intuitive soul scene that brings in elements of jazz, hip-hop and funk. Juan Holladay, guitarist and lead vocalist for The Secret B-Sides, sees the genre as broader still: “For me, ‘soul music’ is the music that energizes a community to be […]

Blurtonline.com Review: LAURA REED – The Awakening

BY FRED MILLS In an earlier incarnation, songstress Laura Reed was a diminutive-and-dreadlocked dynamo fronting the much-loved Deep Pocket, a funk & soul, reggae-informed jam band that wowed audience throughout the Carolinas region and beyond. Yours truly saw ‘em perform a number of times in Asheville during the ‘00s and can testify to Reed’s huge-lunged, […]

Laura Reed Album Release

Laura Reed South African born singer/songwriter Laura Reed has been captivating audiences globally with her dynamic vocals, vulnerable songwriting, and inspiring live performances. Laura cut her teeth as an artist early on, performing at coffee shops and street corners from age 16 throughout North Carolina. Laura currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she was beckoned […]

Laura Reed Debuts Her Solo Album “The Awakening”

by Jane Roser Singer/songwriter Laura Reed’s musical background is eclectic and adventurous. Hailing from South Africa, Reed spent her childhood surrounded by the influences of African music, as well as her parent’s love of Motown. Though all of that influenced the music she plays today, it was an Earth, Wind and Fire concert Reed attended […]