Laura Blackley
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Laura Blackley

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The best kept secret in music


Laura Blackley is the most exciting thing to happen to Asheville since they blasted through sheer rock to create the Beaucathcher tunnel. - Harp Magazine

Laura Blackley's music is bluesy, gritty, swampy, and downright sexy...And if that don't work for you, she'll pull up her boots and get country on your ass... - Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA

"'Liquid Courage' is a love offering of lean, mean, sometimes hurtful originals in which Laura Blackley continues her foray into the South's dark side...Sometimes even lovers aren't that cruel." - Southeast Performer, Atlanta, GA

"Laura Blackley is a purveyor of songwriters who don't need to beg, borrow or steal ear-friendly hits-- she writes her own, thank you very much." - Metropulse, Knoxville, TN

"Laura Blackley bounces back..." - Bold Life Magazine, Hendersonville, NC

"A hot new album and a burning cause may elevate local singer to local legend..." - Mountain XPress, Asheville, NC


2005- "Liquid Courage"
2002- "When a Woman..."
2000- "Intentions of Mine" (out of print)


Feeling a bit camera shy


"You can't get nothing good out of your art if it don't sting a little bit..." While Laura Blackley's philosophy might sound painful, it describes her to a tee--country heartbreak mixed with bourbon-soaked blues and backwater gospel soul. "I've played every juke joint and beer hall in the Southeast that's worth playing," Blackley claims. "And I won't be squeezing down into them outfits like Britney anytime soon. But I will be delivering honest, genuine songs about murder, love, ghosts and demons..."