Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell is a country music artist based in New York City with six acclaimed albums and a rich history on the air, including her current role as host of Dark Horse Radio on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel, a weekly program devoted to the music and legacy of George Harrison. Born in Nashville, TN, Cantrell came to New York to attend Columbia College, and found that her interest in country music helped her stay connected with her southern roots, eventually motivating her celebrated radio program "The Radio Thrift Shop," which ran on WFMU in Jersey City, NJ, from 1993-2005, and aired for two seasons on BBC Radio Scotland. In her recording career, Cantrell has released six acclaimed albums: "Not The Tremblin' Kind," "When The Roses Bloom Again," and "Humming By The Flowered Vine," "Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music," "No Way There From Here," and "Laura Cantrell at the BBC: On Air Performances 2000-2005." She has toured extensively in the United Kingdom, Europe and Ireland, and was a favorite of pioneering British disc jockey John Peel, who called her 2000 album "Not The Tremblin' Kind" "my favorite record of the last ten years, possibly my life."

Cantrell has been profiled in The New York Times, "O" Magazine, Elle, and the Wall Street Journal, and her music has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," "On Point," and "Weekend Edition." She has performed on "A Prairie Home Companion," "Mountain Stage," and the "Grand Ole Opry," and appeared on the television programs "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," the Sundance Channel's "Spectacle: Elvis Costello," and BBC Four's "Sisters in Country: Dolly, Linda and Emmylou."