Acclaimed Nashville-born, New York City-based country singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell returns with her beautiful new album No Way There From Here , featuring 12 new songs exploring love, loss and longing, and memories of home. Of the decision to record in Nashville Laura says, There was an idea for me that it was finally time to come home to make music, and to knit these two parts of my life together.
Radio single Can t Wait was co-written with Amy Allison (daughter of Mose Allison), who also wrote The Whisky Makes You Sweeter on Laura s debut album, Not The Tremblin Kind (which John Peel described as My favourite album of the last ten years, and possibly my life .) Glass Armour was co-written with Tracyanne Campbell from Camera Obscura.
Laura s last release, 2011 s tribute album Kitty Wells Dresses was beautifully rendered (Uncut) and charmingly cool (The Guardian). This new release will delight fans old and new.
Cantrell is a one-off, a long-time John Peel favourite, and a little too rock and experimental to achieve major country success, but her lovely voice and powerfully emotive songs really must be experienced. It's been eight years since her last self-written album but she was simply waiting until she had a dozen absolute corkers...Stylistically she sits somewhere between Nanci Griffith and Laura Veirs, and constantly delivers quirky, insightful songs that dig deeper into you with every single listen - 8/10 --Johnny Black, Classic Rock Country, October 2013