Laura Doherty
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Laura Doherty

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Laura Doherty’s Kids in the City
What: Catchy new album by Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms program director includes tot-friendly pop tunes about the farmers market, El train, and more.
Why: Dance into summer.
When: You want to give Barney the boot.
Where: Old Town School Music Store, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., b/t Sunnyside & Wilson Aves. (773-751-3398); 909 W. Armitage Ave., b/t Fremont & Bissell Sts. (773-751-3410)

- Daily Candy Kids Chicago


Discography

"Kids in the City" 2009 (kids)

With band, Sweet Hello:
"The Pause & the Rest" (Sweet Hello) 2008
"Well of Wishes" (Sweet Hello) 2004
"Days Without Maps" (solo) 2000

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Laura is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter with an ear for a catchy melody. Armed with her acoustic guitar, she has written and recorded three albums for the folk-pop listener (solo and with Sweet Hello), and is currently recording her first CD of original children's songs which will be released in May 2009.

Laura’s has recorded on several children’s CDs, including: Parent’s Choice award-winning “Songs for Wiggleworms” released in 1999. In 2005 she co-produced and performed on the follow-up CD “Wiggleworms Love You”, also a Parent’s Choice Award winner. Catch her playing and singing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “I Can Sing a Rainbow”, as well as lending harmonies on many other tracks. Both CDs can be found on iTunes. In 2008, Laura provided vocals on several tunes written by nationally-known kids artist Ralph Covert, for the Disney Sound label. These songs are being used in the Disney English school in Shanghai, helping to teach English to Chinese children.

Laura fits in time to rock out with her kids band The Swing Sets, on vocals and electric bass. The band is rounded out with fellow Old Town School teachers Rob Newhouse on vocals and electric guitar, and Eric Delli Bovi on drums.

Laura plays music for grownups too! She performs with her colleague Cat Edgerton in their band Sweet Hello. She has released three recordings; her solo "Days Without Maps" in 2000, and with Sweet Hello, "Well of Wishes" in 2004 and “The Pause and the Rest” is 2008.

"Okay...but how do you pay the bills?"....
Laura teaches and is the director of the Old Town School’s of Folk Music’s wildly popular early-childhood Wiggleworms program. Celebrating her 10th year at the Old Town School, Laura also teaches adult group guitar classes, including the Women's Acoustic ensemble and the Indigo Girls Ensemble.