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Laura Baird is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer. Since 2001 she has performed and recorded as The Baird Sisters with her sister, Meg Baird (Espers). In 2012 the duo released Until You Find Your Green (Grapefruit Record Club, 2012), which was recorded and engineered by Laura at Forest Hill Farm, her home recording studio. John Mulvey of Uncut has described their album as one of his personal favorites of 2012.

In addition to The Baird Sisters, Laura has also recorded with Espers, Death Vessel, Aroah, and The Trouble with Sweeney. Laura plays a wide variety of instruments, including banjo, flute, piano, harpsichord, guitar, trombone, theremin, and fiddle. She enjoys crossing and blending genres like folk, pop, classical, and electronic, and frequently collaborates with other artists and musicians who work in and between these genres.

Laura is also an enthusiastic collector and performer of traditional Appalachian music, drawing inspiration from both contemporary and historical ballad singers and musicians, as well as her great-great uncle Isaac Garfield “I.G.” Greer’s early recordings for the Library of Congress’ Archive of American Song.

Laura recently recorded Glenn Jones’ album, My Garden State (Thrill Jockey.) She is currently working on a solo full-length folk album.

Recent Recordings and Performances:

The Baird Sisters, Until You Find Your Green, Grapefruit Record Club, 2012 (recording engineer and performer/songwriter)

Glenn Jones, My Garden State, Thrill Jockey, 2012 (recording engineer and banjo)

Hendrick’s Gin,¬† An Apocalyptic Epiphany by Lord Whimsy video series (harpsichord soundtrack and sound engineer)

Switched on Garden,¬†Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, 2012 (theremin and flute)

The 215 Festival, Pines film screening/music/reading, Philadelphia, 2012 (flute, fiddle, percussion)

Visual Arts Network and National Performance Network Annual Meeting, installation by Leticia Bajuyo, 2012 (theremin)

Laura Baird