Laura Shawen
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Laura Shawen

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | INDIE

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | INDIE
Band Rock Acoustic


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"We realize you are pressed for time so here are just a few things said about Laura Shawen"

"Just call her fantastic"
Ceasar Soriano - Washington Times

"Shawen's band adapts a vibrantly woven, hard rock sound that makes her lyrics all the more compelling"
Mike Joyce - The Washington Post

"VH1 ready from the get-go..."
Bethany Matsko - Scene Magazine

"The trick to Shawen's music is both in her songs and her voice, big and deep enough to provide a soulful contrast to her violin and steel guitar outfitted band"
Mark Jenkins - Washington City Paper

"A husky voiced woman who demands your attention"
The Copy Cat - The Missoulian

"Her voice bares a ton of melodic emotion"
Maria Griffith - Waahington City Paper

"An intriguing blend of raucous rock and ambitious pop"
Karla Peteson - The San Diego Union Tribune

"A main stream gypsy rock/electric folk 12-string and violin band a Mellencamp could love..."
Eve Zibart - The Washington Post - Various


Not the Same - Album
This Time- Album
Deliver Me- Album
Ugly Girl - Album
Deliver Me 2012

Deliver Me 2012 available on ITUNES, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster etc.



Critically acclaimed blues rocker Laura Shawen has come home with plans to go on tour and release a new live blues album within the next year. She’s also scoring an upcoming rock opera for the theatre (more will be announced soon in an upcoming press release).
Shawen has received numerous music awards and received rave reviews from publications such as R&R Magazine, The Washington Post, the San Diego Union Tribune, The Washington Times, and the Washington City Paper.
Led by a takes no prisoners, tattooed, bad-ass, blues/rock singer and songwriter, the Laura Shawen Band will feature powerful original music, blues, and rock classics with their own flair.
Raised on the music of Joplin, The Doors, Heart, and plenty of blues, Laura Shawen took on her first musical project as the sixteen-year-old singer for a cover band.
The experience electrified her. But she needed to grow, and the small Maryland town she was raised in had a shortage of original venues and support. At the age of 20, she packed up and headed for the nearest big city—Washington, D.C. Thus began an odyssey through one city after another, one musician after another, one album after another. The result is a seasoned musician and the mature music she creates today.
Throughout the years, Shawen has had the pleasure of playing such venues in the Washington/Baltimore area as the 9:30 Club, Bayou, Black Cat, 8x10, and innumerable smaller rooms. Elsewhere, she has graced the stages of CBGB and the Bitter End in New York, Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta and various clubs in Los Angeles including The Martini Lounge and The Gig Hollywood.
With four co-produced albums under her belt, Shawen continues to provide substantial music that pleases intelligent listeners and unleashes the raw, seductive power of her compelling brand of music.