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"I was born and raised in Pleasantville, Iowa," says Laura. "So I grew up on storytelling music…Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline. Oh, and Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard! I especially loved the harmonies and backing vocals of country music. But I was also really into The Smashing Pumpkins and older rock groups like The Clash and The Pixies. I wanted to write songs like those country artists–stories of the things I'd gone through that were really personal and honest–but with the sounds of rock that I love."All she needed were some stories to tell. But Pleasantville just didn't provide the proper inspiration. At 21 years old, Laura Dawn packed her bags and moved to New... read more