|My Fault (EP Version)||Laura Warshauer|| |
|Sweet 17 (EP Version)||Laura Warshauer|| |
|December Night (EP Version)||Laura Warshauer|| |
|Breathe Again (EP Version)||Laura Warshauer|| |
|Please Don't Lie (EP Version)||Laura Warshauer|| |
|Black Crow (EP Version)||Laura Warshauer|| |
|Convince Myself (EP Version)||Laura Warshauer|| |
In 1998, Shearer moved to San Francisco, CA, and released her debut solo album, Museum, which featured contributions from jazz guitarist Ted Savarese. She also spent time playing rhythm guitar in Savarese's jazz-oriented ensemble Drizzoletto, which further developed her knack for writing and performing music. Shearer released two albums within a few months in 2003 -- Music of a Saturday Night and Sycamore -- both of which helped garner her a strong local following. Among that following was Amoeba label owner David Prinz, who booked her for a live recording with the gypsy jazz Robin Nolan Trio in 2005. Various tours and performances followed, including an appearance with Nolan at Austin's SXSW festival, all of which led to Shearer releasing Close to Dark, her debut recording for Amoeba, in 2007. Love Don't Make You Juliet followed in 2009, with acclaimed Norah Jones producer Craig Street adding a smoky elegance to the material.
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After generating label interest through her demo tapes and a residency at the Los Angeles club The Mint (as well as recurring gigs at the Hotel Café, which paired Baylin with a number of other emerging songwriters), the singer signed with the Verve Forecast label and released her debut effort, Firesight, in 2008. She also became engaged to Nathan Followill, the drummer for Kings of Leon, and resettled in Nashville with her fiancé. The two married one year later.
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