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Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Tell Laura We Love Her
I find it almost impossible to accept that Laura Cantrell has not graced the pages of CCM before
But I have double and indeed treble checked and shockingly it is indeed the case.
Her 2000 debut album Not The Tremblin' Kind on Glasgow's Spit and Polish label run by Teenage Fanclub's Francis McDonald has been memorably described by John Peel as my favourite record of the last ten years and possibly my life.
In addition to being a firm Peel favourite she was also a fellow DJ with a weekly show on WMFU The Radio Thrift Shop.
She combines her musical career with a job as a stockbroker in New York's financial district.
Three of the songs from the debut album featured in Peel's 2000 Festive Fifty but strangely neither of these two fine tracks made the final list.
Laura Cantrell -Churches Off The Interstate
Laura Cantrell - The Whiskey Makes You Sweeter