Laura Oden is an Anchorage-based Singer-Songwriter. After performing intermittently for nearly two decades, she reclaimed her guitar and her songwriting for good in 2010.
Laura was born in Oklahoma, grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Texas and spent ten years after in Washington, DC. But, it was in 1994 that she found her home in Alaska. The allure of the awe-inspiring nature never gets old, but it’s the community of artists that she found in Anchorage that fulfills her soul — “where you find your people and, because of this, the river rises for everyone’s boat together.”
Like the artist, her music is inspired, giving, compassionate, raw, courageous and honest. Laura’s music is an outlet for the emotion, experience and insights of someone willing to go deep. Her geographical journey has brought her to vastness and nature in it’s beauty and brutality. Her spiritual and artistic journey is captured with these songs about taking responsibility for one’s own experience, experiencing the world with passion and an open heart, feeling deeply for loved one’s and family, and ultimately having faith and believing the “magic” or Alchemy needed will appear when needed.