Laura Veirs is an American singer-songwriter based out of Portland, Oregon. She is known for her folk/alternative country records and live performances as well as her collaboration with Neko Case and k.d. lang on the case/lang/veirs project. Veirs has written a children’s book and hosts a podcast about parenting and performing.
Veirs was raised in Colorado. While she heard folk-country, classical, and pop music at home, she didn’t “listen seriously,” she says, until her 20s. While she was a college student at Carleton College, she joined an all-girl punk band called “Rair Kx!”. She now lives in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, her taste moved to folk and moving to the present, has written and released 11 studio albums, working on her 12th currently.