Lara Ruggles
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Lara Ruggles

Denver, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | MAJOR

Denver, Colorado, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter




"Lara Ruggles – Out of an Eggshell [EP]"

An incredible lyricist and expressive singer with both power and beauty, Lara Ruggles as composer is fearless, taking some of her songs into a mostly unexplored, even modern classical, landscape. Lara’s an accomplished Pianist, Guitar player, and Folk Artist to be reckoned with – by cracking open her debut Out of an Eggshell. - Colorado Music Buzz

"Soundbites Tuesday, Dec. 29"

It was recently announced that Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair Tour, which rounded up some of the biggest female musicians of the day a decade ago, is being revived in 2010. While she's not yet big enough to warrant an invitation, Colorado singer-songwriter Lara Ruggles would fit the bill well. Her slightly ethereal songs, backed by her piano- and guitar-playing, fit nicely into the template forged by McLachlan (and Tori Amos, Jewel and the young Joni Mitchell)—and she sings the hell out of them. - Tucson Weekly


Out of an Eggshell, EP, September 2011

"Birds and the Bees" received airplay on "The Colorado Sound" and KBCO Locals Edition.

"Don't Worry" made Lara a finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and received radio airplay on KUNM.

Out of an Eggshell is available for streaming on Pandora Radio.



Lara Ruggles grew up listening to Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Cat Stevens, Joan Baez, and the Judds. She sang her first concert in three-part harmony and won her first poetry slam. Her unique blend of avant-pop and soul-folk is passionate and powerful, even when sung from whimsical points of view such as the perspective of a purse. Lara's piano and guitar-driven melodies invite the listener on a journey through soaring hooks, battle scenes and postcards written from well-loved and desolate desert landscapes. Laras music is intensely soulful and unafraid to acknowledge the dark places within the range of the human emotional experience. She engages with her audiences in an unabashedly genuine way, telling raw stories and allowing her own vulnerability to be a point of connection and empowerment. Lara is a two-time finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival song contest, and won the Face Karaoke Contest and performed with nationally-recognized vocal rock band Face. She has also shared the stage with Janet Feder, Steven Vidaic of Citizen Cope, and David Rynhart of Chimney Choir and been a finalist in the renowned Eddies Attic open mic competition. In addition to performing regularly, Lara teaches songwriting workshops in schools and founded the Love Your Piano Project to get acoustic pianos into more community music venues. This year, Lara played a set at South by Southwest, and is currently touring while she awaits the release of her debut full-length on Immersive Records this summer.

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