Dangerbird Records

Ed Laurie

In attempting to describe Ed Laurie’s extraordinary songs, such names as Leonard Cohen, Jacques Brel, Syd Barrett, Scott Walker and have all been floated. But like all great songwriters, Ed Laurie takes his influences and moulds them into something new and unique. Singing in a warm, baritone voice memorably described byone critic as “like syrup on pancakes,” his haunting, heartfelt songs have that rare ability to take you to another place so that time seems to stand still while you’re listen. Blending classic troubadour chords, Spanish guitar and Latin-tinged acoustic rhythms with literate, penetrating lyrics, it has been said he creates a “magical realism for the ears.”