Laura was discovered by Grammy winning producer Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum) at a wedding in Atlanta. At his persistence, Laura decided to make Music City her home. Laura’s relationship with Worley led her to producer and two-time Grammy winner, Shannon Sanders (India.Arie, John Legend, Robert Randolph). Sanders understood Laura’s vision for her album and they worked together to make that vision a reality. Shannon helped Laura’s diversity shine through on The Awakening. With songs that range from the empowering anthem of “Struggle” to the upbeat pop hit “Wake Up,” listeners are able to get a glimpse into Reed’s limitless influences. Reed’s music video for “Dragging My Heart” earned a nomination at the Long Island International Film Festival, she has had the honor of performing the National
Anthem twice at Madison Square Garden, has opened for India.Arie, Anthony Hamilton, Mali Music, Miguel, Big and Rich, Valerie June, and DALEY, performed alongside George Clinton and PFUNK, and has toured with Dumpstaphunk. Reed is a featured artist with Lee Oskar Harmonicas and recently joined Oskar at the 2015 Joy of Jazz in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her music has been featured in the films Cold Light of Day (Sigourney Weaver, Henry Cavil), Alicia Key’s indie film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (Jennifer
Hudson, Jordin Sparks), Chloe and Theo (Dakota Johnson, Mina Sorvino), and on television including VH1’s Hollywood Exes and A&E’s The Big Smo Show. Laura’s song, “Wake Up,” is also currently in rotation on Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100, which led to Sheryl Crow and Debra Messing declaring their support and newfound fandom via Twitter.