Saturday, June 9, 2012, 12:00pm
Faith Petric Stage
Singer: soloist, lead singer and harmony vocalist; rhythm and lead picker of some delicate and fearless Autoharp. Arrrr.
Laura has a powerful unique voice and an extensive repertoire of traditional historic songs and fiddle tunes; and is a prolific and published song writer. She rocks and sings the blues. In 2007 she won 1st place lead picking on Autoharp at the Fiddle & Bango (sic) Contest, Columbia, California, in the in the miscellaneous category. She was voted first place three-years-in-a-row in a vocal duet as "People's Choice for Outstanding Performance on the Open Stage" at the Mt. Laurel Autoharp Gathering in Pennsylvania (1998-2000). Her duet album, "Wild Birds" received airplay in 17 countries. (Hear Laura Lind at Amazon.com or on autoharpradio.com)
A fourth generation San Franciscan, born to her Scandanavian Dance Troop leader parents after a rousing Hambo at a New Year's Eve party, where they were dressed as clowns (no she's not making this up!); and third generation family resident of rural Sebastopol in Sonoma County. She began dancing and singing on stage at the age of 5, when Mel Torme (The Velvet Voice) asked her to sing "My Favorite Things"with him on a San Francisco based televised holiday special.