Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Lara Ewen tells stories, most of which are true. The semi-autobiographical nature of her work blends both the real and the imagined, and the musical landscape she navigates dips into country, Americana, and singer/songwriter influences, drawing comparisons to musicians who sometimes get summarily lumped into the folk category, such as Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Jonatha Brooke.
Her first full-length album, Ghosts and Gasoline, was released in spring 2007. Produced by Allen Farmelo (Ian Gillan, Rachel Z), it followed 2002's Clear EP, which was a five-song bare-bones acoustic project. Both albums are currently available through all major online outlets.
On September 20, 2013, Lara released The Wishing Stone Songs, an 11-track album produced at the now-defunct GaluminumFoil Studios in Brooklyn. The recording features performances from musicians including Cat Popper (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ryan Adams) on upright bass; Tarrah Reynolds (Alicia Keys, Harry Connick Jr.) and Eleanor Whitmore (Regina Spektor, Kelly Willis, and Steve Earle) on violin; and Gerald Menke on pedal steel (Justin Townes Earle, Ari Hest).
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