Laura Love is an American musician born in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. She is biracial and had a difficult childhood, raised by a mother with schizophrenia and in foster homes. Her father, who had little involvement in her life, was the jazz musician Preston Love who played sax with Count Basie, Lucky Millander and Johnny Otis and formed his own band in the 1950s. Laura's mother, Wini, had been a singer in Preston's jazz band. After releasing three albums on her own label, Octoroon Biography, Putumayo World Music released a collection of her songs. Her album "Welcome to Pagan Place" included the controversial song "I Want You Gone", about George W. Bush. She published an autobiography, You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes, with an accompanying album of the same name, in 2004. Her style has been described as "Afro-Celtic" and has also been influenced by Bluegrass music.

Discography[edit | edit source]

  • Z Therapy (1990)
  • Pangaea (1992)
  • Helvetica Bold (1994)
  • Jo Miller and Laura Love Sing Bluegrass and Old Time Music (1995)
  • Octoroon (1997)
  • Shum Ticky (1998)
  • Fourteen Days (2000)
  • Welcome to Pagan Place (2003)
  • You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes (2004)

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Love, Laura (2004). You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes. New York (Hyperion Books). ISBN 1-4013-0011-1

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