When I started, they told me I only needed 3 chords and the truth. . . . It turned out I could manage with 2 and some vague ideas.
— Joe Strummer

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When I’m stuck for a closing to a lyric,
I will drag out my last resort:
overwhelming illogic.
— David Bowie

Sweet Medicine

Sweet Medicine

"Blue Christmas" (Holiday single)

"Blue Christmas" (Holiday single)

    So Far

    So Far

 

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The first day I can remember looking into a mirror and being able to stand what I saw was the day I had a guitar in my hand.
— Bruce Springsteen

 

See more videos on my YouTube channel

 
 

Summer 2014 'Under the Covers' video series

A series of cover songs recorded in summer 2014, mostly late at night, sometimes in my bed

Music

 

Glamour Pusses Merch

 

Upcoming Shows

 

CHRISTMAS MUSIC NIGHT

***CANCELLED***

**Laura has had to cancel her appearance due to illness. The other performers will still appear**

December 17, 2016

9:00 pm

Cheezee's Grill 

918 Santa Maria Blvd

St. Augustine, FL  

[Website]  ::  [Directions]

  • Christmas Music Night with a lineup of local musicians plus food, beer and wine
  • 7pm - 10:00pm (Laura plays 9:00-9:30)
  • Click here for more info  

 

 

NARROW MAGAZINE MUSIC TAKEOVER

October 24, 2016

8:00pm

Barrillo's Beer & Wine Garden 

88 San Marco Blvd

St. Augustine, FL  

[Website]  ::  [Directions]

 

September 25, 2016

Planet! Sarbez!  (Website)

St. Augustine, FL  (Directions)                 

Sweet Medicine
Laura Methvin
So Far [Explicit]
By Laura Methvin
Blue Christmas
Laura Methvin

 

 

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Even as a child, I knew what I didn’t want. I didn’t want to wear red lipstick.
— Patti Smith

The South is in my blood.  My daddy was the son of Georgia dirt farmers.  Rumour has it a distant cousin was in the Bonnie & Clyde gang.  My mama is the daughter of a machinist who played fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin with his brothers in a juke-joint band in the back woods of Alabama.  He taught me to play guitar when I was about 12 years old and he played his Hank Williams records all the time.  His daddy was a sheriff in Alabama who was shot dead by a moonshiner.

 

My music is usually described as rootsy and melodic, but it's influenced by artists from Cole Porter to The Ramones.

 

I was raised in Northeast Florida on Cash, The Stones, The Monkees, and a capella shape-note congregational singing.  I studied classical piano for ten years, starting at age eight.  At thirteen, I saw Coal Miner's Daughter, got the soundtrack, and learned to sing and pick every song on it by heart.  Later in my teens, I discovered The Police and The Replacements.  Then punk got a hold of me and it hasn't let go since.  

 
 

I started writing my own songs and performing at pubs around Atlanta right around the time I graduated college there.  

Since then, I've put out three albums of original material, plus a Best Of compilation.  In the meantime, I've moved around from Atlanta to Tallahassee to LA.  In 2015, I moved back to Northeast Florida. 

A couple of years ago, a guy in a Starbucks came up to me and showed me his copy of my very first album, Boy Meets Girl, which was released on cassette in the '90s.  That was, uh, discomfiting.