About Laura Grill Band
A trail of tenor saxophone, bassoon and cello led Laura Grill to her most personal instrument, her voice, rather late in the game - discovering her talent at 18. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Laura traded the heartland for the coast and moved to Boston in 2008. In the company of the likes of Crooked Still, Joy Kills Sorrow and Sarah Jarosz, Grill found her voice at the New England Conservatory. Amongst the crowd of conservatory musicians Laura assembled her eclectic band of James Wylie (Clarinet, Melodica), Matthew Consul (Viola, Violin, Mandolin), William James Graefe (Electric Guitar) and Bradley Barrett (Bass, Cello).
Although clearly infused with Jazz and Classical sensibilities the Laura Grill Band sound is undeniably folk. Reflective lyrics are combined with tastes of chamber music, improvisation and four part harmonies to create a sound that is all her own. “Never Before,” the debut album from the Laura Grill Band, will be released in the Spring of 2011. The collection of intimate songs was recorded one-hundred percent live in a picturesque snowy cabin in New Hampshire.