Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards came together by the love of traditional American music and the myriad of ways it can be expressed. Their music is bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. They go from hard-driving tunes to heart-breaking songs of Americana deftly and with the sensitivity of players beyond their years. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. More about Laura and her band on her web page.