Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards / Kicking Down Doors Co - Bill
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Laura Cortese wears many hats: fiddler, singer, songwriter,
multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, community builder, creativity instigator. Her band
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards is a quartet of singing string players whose original
music draws from diverse traditions and experiences to create a broad-minded yet
clear-eyed sonic vision. It’s based in the lyrical rituals of folk music while exploring
new territories, moving seamlessly from gauzy, ethereal vocal harmonies to rowdy
indie-rock percussion to propulsive fiddle melodies directly from Appalachia or
Scotland. On the band’s Compass Records debut album, CALIFORNIA CALLING, the
band’s indie sensibility comes to the fore with the support of producer Sam Kassirer.
Their lyrics deftly explore themes of heartbreak, independence, and the restless
search for a home in the world. It’s a new kind of pop music: born from the folk
tradition, traveling the roads of 70s California, and delivered with power and heart.
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards have toured and performed at premier festivals
throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe, and Scandinavia.
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4417 Main St
Philadelphia, PA, 19127