Laura Jean Anderson hails from Olympia, WA, but nowadays is based out of Los Angeles. She is an awesome singer songwriter who is destined for the big time.
As young as she may look, Laura Jean Anderson is filled with the spirit of wisdom, amassed through years of traveling, busking, hitchhiking, touring and old-time religion — just the kind of learning a prolific songwriter would need.
She had a stint in the mountain town of Huaraz, Peru where, with all her money stolen, she spent hours a day busking in the plaza until she made enough money to get a ticket home. “It was then and there that I realized I was put on this earth to make music,” Anderson says. “Alone in Peru, I was able to make it out just through music . . . I knew I had to come back to the States and pursue music full-heartedly.”
And are we glad she did her latest EP, Righteous Girl in which she evokes the ghosts of Janis Joplin and modern influences of Lucius, St. Vincent and Alabama Shakes is a joy to listen to. It’s constantly on my player.
So let’s get to the music.
Here Laura-Jean is really rockin’ it out on the Graylings Sessions.
Nice tight combo behind her. This is rock ‘n’ roll as it should be played, with enjoyment and gusto.
This is another of those great Balcony TV video’s. Laura-Jean pulling all the stops out on this one. I for one can’t wait for the full album mentioned here.
Take it Back Now
This is the title track from the EP, a beautiful haunting song.
Laura-Jean can certainly change up her style and tempo. This track really shows her vocal range.
As well as hearing another track from the EP you can learn a little about Laura-Jean in this video from the local LA CBS station. Man I just love her voice.
Take Me In
Gonna close with an opener, this is Laura-Jeans opener at the Palms Restaurant in Wonder Valley. Another great song from her, and an interesting video, evocative of road movies.