Orshaw, Laura


  • From northeastern Pennsylvania; lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Grew up in a musical family. Her father Mark Orshaw played in a bluegrass band called the Lonesome Road Ramblers. He also owned a music store. Laura began playing fiddle as a youngster and made her first recordings at age 12.
  • She is also a Master’s level counselor at Lesley University as Coordinator for their Expressive Therapies Graduate Program.
  • She has performed with numerous bluegrass bands from the northeast and beyond including Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Della Mae (playing mandolin), the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Jenni Lyn, Darol Anger and others.
  • 2015, released first solo project Songs of Lost Yesterdays (no label).
  • 2017, married guitarist Tony Watt.
  • 2018, joined Alan Bibey & Grasstowne.
  • 2020, joined the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, playing fiddle.
  • 2022, released Solitary Diamond album (Dark Shadow).
  • 2023, was awarded the Eisenson Family Prize for American Roots Music from the Berklee College of Music.