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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards | Karen Turley

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Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. For their forthcoming album, the band is exploring their special and less common instrumentation with the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow.

“a celebration of American string playing par excellence” – Songlines

“powerful, gutsy and almost certainly going to make musical waves.” – fRoots

The new record has a wide emotional and sonic scope. The four voices are just as much instruments as they are providers for lyric and harmony. At times its rowdy, delicate and cinematic. The result is a sound that can start as a string band, and morph into a string quartet, female acappella group, or indie band; all while staying honest and true to their identity as folk instrumentalists. Watching them on the main stage at a summer folk festival, or tearing it up late-night at a club, you get the sense that they might snap some fiddle strings or punch a hole in the bass drum. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.

http://www.thisislauracortese.com

Karen Turley

Karen is an Americana Singer/Songwriter from Northern Ireland and is heavily influenced by American Folk, Bluegrass and traditional Country. Her flair for storytelling and focus on harmonies has gained her new fans in the Americana and Country scene in the past few years. After playing in Bluegrass bands over the years she got the opportunity to travel to Nashville in 2015 for a week of Songwriting with esteemed Nashville writers. She also got to perform in The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville with Don Henry and Beth Nielsen Chapman as part of the exchange.
Karen has recently released her new EP ‘Like We Used To’ and it is available on iTunes and Spotify. She is playing at various festivals and events in the UK over the summer and plays regularly in Liverpool and where she is based.

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