Laura Tsaggaris Writes and Performs Songs on Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Piano, and Ukulele

Laura Tsaggaris Writes and Performs Songs on Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Piano, and Ukulele

LT BIO – 6/24/15

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Laura Tsaggaris writes and performs songs on acoustic & electric guitar, piano, and ukulele. She has toured the country for the last 15 years in support of 5 independent releases from her label, Overtime Records. Her albums span the genres of Folk (EP – 2001, Proof – 2005), Rock (Keep Talking – 2009), AAA/Alt-Country (EVERYMAN – 2013), and Americana (Live At The Atlas – 2015). Chunky Glasses calls Laura “a skilled assured artist,” and AmericanaUK affirms, “Laura is real talent.”

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Laura Tsaggaris writes and performs songs on acoustic & electric guitar, piano, and ukulele. She has toured the country for the last 15 years in support of 5 independent releases from her label, Overtime Records. Her albums span the genres of Folk (EP – 2001, Proof – 2005), Rock (Keep Talking – 2009), AAA/Alt-Country (EVERYMAN – 2013), and Americana (Live At The Atlas – 2015). Chunky Glasses calls her “a skilled assured artist,” and AmericanaUK affirms, “Laura is real talent.”

Fan contributions and CD pre-orders of over $20,000 funded Laura’s latest record, Live At The Atlas. The album’s focus is acoustic, and it features the new song “To Sleep Is To Dream” along with fresh arrangements of 16 others from her previous albums. “Live At The Atlas” was recorded before a live audience at The Atlas Performing Arts Center in the historic H Street Corridor of Washington, D.C. and released at the legendary 9:30 Club.

Laura’s most recent studio album, EVERYMAN, was produced by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Willie Nelson) and invites comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow. It features backing vocals from Ryan Adams, guitar work from Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne) and pedal steel from Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty). Film talents David Conrad (Wedding Crashers, The Ghost Whisperer) and Mark Schwartzbard (20 Feet From Stardom, Borat) shot the video for the first single, “Dig,” close to my hometown in Pittsburgh. The music video for the album’s second single, “Ask For It,” is made up of footage from a sold out release show at one of D.C.’s top venues, The Hamilton.

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I write and perform songs on acoustic and electric guitar, piano, and ukulele. Most recently, I completed my fifth CD—a live record funded by fan contributions and pre-orders of over $20,000. Entitled Live At The Atlas, my latest work draws inspiration from some of the great live albums that shaped me as a songwriter (Nirvana: Unplugged, AniDifranco: Living in Clip, Erykah Badu: Live, Fleetwood Mac: The Dance). The focus is acoustic, featuring one new song and fresh arrangements of 16 others from my previous full-length albums. I recorded Live At The Atlas before a live audience at The Atlas Performing Arts Center in the historic H Street Corridor of Northeast Washington, D.C. The album was released at the legendary 9:30 Club and is now available on iTunes.

My most recent studio album, EVERYMAN, was produced by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Willie Nelson) and invites comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow. It features backing vocals from Ryan Adams, guitar work from Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne) and pedal steel from Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty). Film talents David Conrad (Wedding Crashers, The Ghost Whisperer) and Mark Schwartzbard (20 Feet From Stardom, Borat) shot the video for the first single, “Dig,” close to my hometown in Pittsburgh. The music video for the album’s second single, “Ask For It,” is made up of footage from a sold out release show at one of D.C.’s top venues, The Hamilton.

I’ve toured the country for the last 15 years in support of 5 independent releases from my label, Overtime Records. “Overtime” comes from my days of fitting in studio time in the late evening and early morning hours before I was able to go full-time with music. My albums span the genres of Folk (EP – 2001, Proof – 2005), Rock (Keep Talking – 2009), AAA/Alt-Country (EVERYMAN – 2013), and Americana (Live At The Atlas – 2015). Chunky Glasses calls me “a skilled assured artist,” and AmericanaUK affirms, “Laura is real talent.”

I would love to play for you sometime.