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LP Album:
>> Please Don't Hate Me, October 2006
>> Farewell Good Night's Sleep, March 2010



Lay Low, the "Icelandic Patsy Cline" (Paste), makes U.S. debut with 'Farewell Good Night’s Sleep' (March 9) after turns on 'Grey's Anatomy’ and ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ "Lay Low is by far one of the best new artists I've seen in years." – Lucinda Williams

Lay Low, the alter ego of Icelandic singer/songwriter Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardottir, will make her North American debut on March 9, 2010, with the release of 'Farewell Good Night's Sleep' on her own Loo label. Recorded and produced in London by Liam Watson (White Stripes, Holly Golightly, James Hunter) at his analog mecca Toe Rag Studios, the album features eleven new songs (ten penned by Law Low, plus a Lefty Frizzell cover) with backing from the following first-call musicians: Carwyn Ellis (piano), Ed Turner (guitar), Rupert Brown (drums), Matt Radford (bass), Jason Wilson (bass) and BJ Cole (pedal steel, dobro).

At age 27, Lay Low draws inspiration from artists like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Kitty Wells, while breathing new life and fresh perspective into the timeless sounds of American folk, blues and country. Her debut album, 'Please Don’t Hate Me' released in 2006, topped the charts and went platinum in Iceland, and was the best-selling original album in the country that year, winning three Icelandic Music Awards in the process. It also garnered US attention with a song from the album appearing on the hit show Grey's Anatomy. In 2008, iTunes tipped Lay Low as one of the best discoveries of the year, and in 2009 Lay Low appeared on KCRW's influential 'Morning Becomes Eclectic.'

Following the impressive release of her debut Lay Low also took on the role of music director for the Pulitzer Prize winning play 'How I Learned To Drive’ in Iceland, for which she not only wrote the music but also performed on-stage to sell out crowds and rave reviews. Lay Low won an Icelandic Theatre Award for the play last year.