House Burnin' Down
Laura Pellegrino has been playing music professionally since she was a junior in high-school growing up in Tulsa Ok. She has played in so many configurations and in so many cities, it boggles the mind to merely contemplate her credit report. L.A., New Orleans, Baltimore, Austin, and most recently, Buenos Aires, Argentina, are just a few of the cities Laura has called home. An avid music fan and a singer from very early on, Laura grew up simultaneously studying classical voice, listening to Ricki Lee Jones, and partying to Led Zeppelin. Then somewhere during her junior year, Laura fell hard for the blues, thanks to a locally syndicated show on her hometown radio station, KMOD, which was promoting an upcoming show for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Laura spent 4 years in that music-loving city playing full-time in all of it's most prestigious clubs, (La Zona Rosa, Continental Club, and Antone's Home of the Blues, to name just a few) alongside many of it's most well-known players. Among them were past, present, and future members of Poi Dog Pondering, Burning Spear, Mojo Nixon, Bob Schneider's band, the Resentments, Marcia Ball Band, Ugly Americans, Ian McLagin's Bump Band and the Scabs. Two consecutive years she was invited to play the prestigious SXSW music conference. She has had the opportunity to sing alongside the Double Trouble Rhythm section, Doyle Bramhall junior, Bones Malone (Aretha Franklin and Blues Brothers fame) and Keb Mo' . The Austin music scene conspired to instill in Laura a strong affinity towards roots-based music, quality songwriting, screaming guitar, XXX salsa, Tex-Mex and Tx. barbecue. And although Laura's songwriting is uniquely her own, and not entirely the domain of Austin, Tx. it is inherently infused with much of the same sensibilities. Currently Laura is making her home in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she also obsessively dances Argentine Tango (Really!).