Lauren Shera’s label debut Gold and Rust marks the distinguished national bow of a literally prodigious singer-songwriter who, having spent half of her young life as a professional musician, is now destined to capture the national spotlight.
The Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s album—her third, following two independently released titles – is Shera’s musical farewell to her home state of California.
“Somebody once described my music as ‘California folk,’ and I feel that’s very accurate,” Shera says. “I’ve always been so inspired by the coast and the mountains and all of the beautiful places in California that I love so much. It was a conducive environment for what I write. A lot of the songs are inspired by various parts of California – living there, or scenery there, or people that I’ve met there. Making the record and finishing it, knowing that I was about to be leaving, inspired some of the songs as well.”
Shera's talent continues to blossom in adulthood with the folk-roots quartet honeymoon and her solo work, which includes the beautifully-understated Once I Was a Bird.