Laura Vecchione was born in New York and lives in Boston, but you sure can't tell that from her music. Her new album, Deeper Waters, was recorded in Nashville, and you'd swear from listening to it that she's the love child of June Carter and Blake Shelton (after some fortunate accident with a time machine). Nevertheless, Vecchione is all ours... –The Boston Globe

A confident debut that incorporates elements of blues, rock, pop, funk, country, and everything in between. –The Boston Pheonix

This soul-splashed country-rock CD (is) a winner! (click to read entire review )

Deeper Waters is Laura's accomplished debut and first up, what a fantastic voice Laura has. Whether handling straight ahead country rock on 'Fool's Gold' or on slower songs such as 'When the Fire's Gone' Laura's voice is superb...It's a heady mix of country-soul, with touches of Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt. Recorded in Nashville with additional mixing in LA by Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Dixie Chicks) the songs cover the blues, folk-pop, R & B and some strong ballads with the title track standing out. –Americana UK (click to read entire review)

[Girl in the Band is] an exciting sequel offering some of THE best songs and vocals of the year from a female singer and songwriter who's largely unknown this side of the water. This album establishes Laura Vecchione as one of the most powerful talents to come from America....-Laura Bethel, Maverick Magazine, UK

It's not everyday that a great country-rock talent tries to emerge from Boston, but Vecchione is doing an outstanding job of it. -Steve Morse

...Laura Vecchione, a bluesy songstress ...compared to Lucinda Williams and June Carter... -The Boston Globe

Her voice is powerful and full of emotion... -Metronome Magazine

Laura Vecchione is a singer/songwriter in the Lucinda Williams tradition...the New York-born/Boston-based Vecchione similarly absorbs and reconstitutes so-called American music forms; rock, country, soul, blues, folk and even a little zydeco are all the same thing, as far as she's concerned. Her songs are always solid, often exceptional ("Fool's Gold," "Breaking Heart in NYC," the title track), but it's her soulful singing that really makes these tracks soar. Check her funky cover of "Lady Madonna," as she and the backing musicians take the Beatles to New Orleans and make them shake their Liverpudlian asses. If Natalie Maines ever leaves the Dixie Chicks, Laura Vecchione should be her replacement. -High Bias

Laura Vecchione hails from New York, lives in Boston, and recorded her debut album in Nashville. Keep this quick bio handy to remind yourself that she's not from Chicago, because Deeper Waters sounds a whole lot more South Side than Soho, Allston or Grand Ole Opry. This is a sassy mix of hard-driving R&B, soul, rock, power ballad, and genre-benders. When she covers The Beatles' "Lady Madonna" the only thing blaring louder than the saxophones is Vecchione's brassy voice. The way she belts out the chorus to her own catchy "Fool's Gold" would make Koko Taylor proud. Some records fan you like a cool breeze; this one scorches like the blast from a five-alarm fire. —Rob Weir, Valley Advocate

A bright new talented singer-songwriter with a gutsy style of her own. New York City born Laura Vecchione (pronounced, Veck-ee-own-ee), has emerged in the past few years as one of the most promising new singer-songwriters on the vibrant Boston music scene. DEEPER WATERS, her long-awaited debut album, was recorded in Nashville with a solid studio band comprising Mark Prentice (bass), Mike Severs (guitar), Tommy Harden (drums), Matt Troja (guitars), Michael Rojas (keyboards), Pat Buchanan (slide guitar), Scott Saunders (keyboards) and Mike Noble (acoustic guitar). With an earthiness and grit in her voice that sounds much older than her years, Laura moves effortlessly through powerful ballads, soulful belters and driving rockers on this mix of thoughtfully blended songs whose lyrics express life's journey. There's a brave and funky revival of the Beatles' Lady Madonna, and an equally powerful workout of Mac Rebennack's Qualified, both giving full rein to Laura's soulful voice. The talented young lady not only co-produced the disc, she also wrote or co-wrote the remaining eight songs, among them the defiant, gripping story of Jane (with echoes of the underrated Bobbie Cryner), the mountain-styled Fool's Gold and the heartbreaking When the Fire's Gone. Here's a new female singer possessing a gutsy, soulful, edge-of-country style with the potential to build a UK following in much the same way as Eve Selis. -Maverick Magazine, March 2007

It takes a certain chutzpah to christen your debut CD "Deeper Waters", but Laura Vecchione enjoys boldness...Vecchione (rhymes with "Becky Tony") penned most of these tunes, save two terrific covers, serving up an auditory gumbo. The musicians clearly share the enthusiasm for the material, with a loose leash policy all over the record for slide guitars, gospel piano and even clarinet. When called for, though, both the production and Vecchione summon a wicked whisper of a delivery to aim right for the emotional center of a song...Thematically and musically, Vecchione cements the listener's trust on this collection, all through the simple persuasion of her own multifaceted vocal instrument. -Country Standard Time (click to read entire review)

...her covers are inspired: She turns the Beatles' "Lady Madonna" into a fun, horn-splashed soul song and Dr. John's "Qualified" dazzles.

The Dream On! project 40 international independent musicians have written and performed 30 songs over two CDs to carry on Dr. King's fight for social justice. No matter what your musical tastes, there is diversity with elements of Folk, Country, Indie Rock, and R&B, and sprinkles of Jazz, hip-hop and gospel. I favoured CD two with its surprise touch of reggae in Tony Fair-I's Dr. Martin. Dixon Chibanda brought a sense of world music with Africa.

The acoustic numbers are the best such as Elaine Ryan's Dream of Peace. Laura Vecchione's Tell 'em about the Dream, Metah's Dream On, Shakka Hasberry's Bring it Back, Daysahead's It's in your hands and Craig A. Thompson's I have a Dream – MLK tribute also stood out. But more important than the music is the sense of history the lyrics capture and the values, which are epitomised... -Fiona McKinson, The UK Corner

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WACBIZ was proud to be a part of the screening process of the Dream On! project with Maya Armstrong. Laura Vecchione was one of a few artists, out of hundreds of submissions, that immediately caught our attention…The video and song "Tell Them About The Dream" has been forwarded to many…We welcome Laura as one of our talented artists joining Sinead O'Connor to Joe Jackson and musicians from Bowie's Band to Petty's Band, we believe Laura is is every bit as talented! -WACBIZ

With all the connections between celebrities and politicians this election cycle, singer-songwriter Laura Vecchione has written a song Tell' Em About The Dream that tributes Martin Luther King Jr. and relates to President Elect Barack Obama. The song also focuses on American history and is the perfect piece for the country's current times. Vecchione talks about the song and how another famous singer impacted her. -Chris Yandek, CYInterview

Big city or small town, north or south, modern or old-fashioned, Girl in the Band is an excellent follow-up to "Deeper Waters," and will surely lead to more TV placement, awards and critical notice for this talented dual citizen of Boston and Nashville. -Chris Gorham, NE Performer

You know what I like about it? Not to sound too Donny & Marie on you, but it's a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll, very soulful – and the entire album is good...I highly recommend it. –George Knight WBOS, Boston (92.9FM)

Don't mess with the Veck...if you do, she'll write a killer song about you and sing the *@#% out of it. –Jim Scott (Grammy Award winning producer/engineer)