The Liaisons

 This is the debut album of the Liaisons!  With Laura Kemp on guitar and vocals and Sean Peterson on upright bass and vocals, these interpretations of the old jazz standards are truly unique. The album features Tony Glausi on trumpet and flugel horn, and Paul Biondi on saxophones and flute. 

The Liaisons

Laura Kemp - Bodhi Tree

Recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by Nomad Ovunc, with Fats Kaplin on accordian, Will Kimbrough on guitars and David Henry on cello.

Bodhi Tree
Bodhi Tree

Laura Kemp - May

There is an acoustic bluegrass feel to this album, featuring Steve Smith on mandolin, Sally VanMeter on dobro, Roy Brewer on fiddle, and more!


Laura Kemp - Alone

A six song CD featuring Laura in a completely solo setting; just her voice, guitar, and harmonica. Raw and intimate.


Laura Kemp - Corduroy

Features drummer/percussionist Brian West (formerly of The Daddies), T.R. Kelley on fretted, and fretless bass, Brian Price on violin, and more.


Laura Kemp - Volcano

Featuring members of the Little Big Band, Jeff Martin and Jack Springett on bass and drums, Gregg Biller on acoustic and electric mandolin and guitar, and others. Available from the artist - send her an email.


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Tim May, Steve Smith, Laura Kemp

House Concert, 118 Merry Lane, Eugene, OR

I am excited to bring Steve Smith to town after many years! Steve is the mandolin player from my album May and we have shared the stage multiple times in OR as well as NM. He is touring with an amazing guitarist from Nashville, Tim May. I'll be playing a few songs in the show but mostly stepping aside to let these two guys dazzle you for the evening. Seating is very limited so make your reservation early!

The Tim May and Steve Smith duo brings an evening of original, traditional and swing music with mandolinist/vocalist Steve Smith and Nashville guitarist/vocalist Tim May.  The two musicians have collaborated in studio and on stages nationwide and now bring their acoustic brand of fire on the strings to Eugene. Smith and May originally met while on staff at Camp Bluegrass in Levelland, Texas and quickly discovered many common musical threads for exploration honoring tradition and improvisation. Their latest CD (July 2016) Murder of Crows reflects upon this acoustic music force the duo has become and includes seven originals. Their shows include tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin and twin mandolin works throughout a broad range of styles.


Sharing the bill with Kathryn Claire!

Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St, Eugene, OR

So much looking forward to sharing the stage with Kathryn Claire! Originally from Eugene, Kathryn is now based out of Portland and spends most of her time touring. This will be a sold out show - get your tix soon. I will go on promptly at 8pm and Kathryn will take over shortly after 9pm with her 4 piece band!

$15-20 sliding scale


Laura Kemp Solo

Eugene Saturday Market, downtown, Oak and 8th, Eugene, OR

Playing solo for this before noon (yikes!) set on the last day of August. Come on down to the market for a cuppa joe and a serenade!