Laura Jue

Laura Jue

Woody Guthrie Stage - Rm 232 - 12:30-1:00 Laura Jue have been playing American and British folk music since she picked up a guitar at ten years old. The love of musical folk traditions has led her to major in ethnomusicology, with a focus on Irish and British music, at UCLA. She has a broad range of musical interests -- with experience in jazz, bluegrass, Latin, and Middle-Eastern classical music -- which influence her performance and style. But despite her forays into other genres, her true passion is English balladry. Inspired by musicians such as Sandy Denny, Shirley Collins, Richard Thompson, Joan Baez, and Anne Briggs, she performs traditional ballads and songs in a modern singer-songwriter style. Laura has performed at various venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and LA, including the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, Popper Theater and Schoenberg Hall at UCLA, and, most recently, Cleophus Quealy in San Leandro. Besides guitar, she plays Irish tenor banjo and frequents some Irish sessions in LA.