Guelph songstress Laura Bird draws inspiration from a mosaic of early folk roots and bluegrass music, to old jazz standards. Writing with the perceptive heart of a storyteller and a painters' eye for lush images, her songs stir the sensitive, compassionate and insightful nature of the listener. Enthusiastic audiences from house concert to festival stage have embraced her warm relaxed stage presence, finely honed guitar work, and that distinctive sultry, smoky voice.
Performing since 1990,Laura has released two critically acclaimed albums (Dreamwalker, 2000; The Water In Between, 2008) and is presently working on her third.
She has served on numerous arts industry boards most notably Folk Music Ontario (formerly Ontario Council of Folk Festivals).She also co-founded the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award now held in trust with the Ontario Arts Council. As well, Laura helped establish the Headwaters Acoustic Music Society in Orangeville 1998-2008, serving the final 2 years as Artistic Director.