Laura Orshaw & The New Velvet Band
Power-house fiddler and vocalist, Laura Orshaw, has toured throughout the United States and Canada with Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, and Jenni Lyn, mandolinist of Della Mae. Laura has also performed with Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, John Scofield, Sarah Jarosz, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, and Alan Bibey among others. Additionally, she fronts her own band, Laura Orshaw and the New Velvet Band, based in Boston, MA. Her music has been featured on Del McCoury's SiriusXM radio broadcast, Hand Picked with Del, and in Bluegrass Today, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Sing Out!, and Dirty Linen. According to Bluegrass Unlimited, “Laura Orshaw has firmly established herself as a significant emerging artist in the arena of traditional American music... [she is] an extremely talented musician with unlimited potential." Laura is also a highly sought-after instructor who has taught numerous camps, workshops and kids academies, and started teaching weekly lessons to adults when she was just 12 years old.
Laura Orshaw is an exciting voice on today’s acoustic music scene. Fast-becoming one of today’s celebrated emerging artists, she is a multi-instrumentalist and compelling singer. Laura earns die-hard fans across the country with her energy and her earnest performance, playing and singing with joy and drive.
Latest Release: Songs of Lost Yesterdays
Press Info & Quotes
“Laura Orshaw has firmly established herself as a significant emerging artist in the arena of traditional American music... An extremely talented musician with unlimited potential."
~ Bluegrass Unlimited
“This is a fiddler of seemingly boundless energy. With finesse, style and a contagious joy, Orshaw attacks each piece.”
~ Dirty Linen Magazine
“Laura Orshaw is that rare player who certainly has the chops, but also plays with great emotion and drive."
~ Sing Out!
This talented youngster has a great knack for bluegrass, as a singer, writer, and instrumentalist.
~ Bluegrass Today
Done right, bluegrass can be one of the most vibrant, exciting musical genres – as Orshaw and her cohorts ably demonstrate.
~ Vintage Guitar
Orshaw’s vocal delivery is both powerful and soulful. This project goes along way to showcase Orshaw’s considerable talents as both a singer and instrumentalist.
~ Bluegrass Unlimited