Halifax Urban Folk Festival

AUG 26 • SEP 2, 2018

Laura Merrimen

With vocal stylings haunted by the soul singers of yesteryear, Laura Merrimen's songwriting is bona fide and captivating. She is an old soul who wears her Americana-drenched heart on her sleeve. Keeping true to her roots, she blends rock and roll know-how with catchy country/soul melodies and the result is a smokey, wistful trip down memory lane. Merrimen has a new self-produced album set for release this fall. She recorded in it Toronto's east end with engineer Brian Murray and band mates Jordan Nieuwhof and Jeff McClellan. "It's like Emmylou, T-Rex and Crazy Horse had a love child."