Nov 19, 2013 - radio interview with Richard Thompson, 6:30 EST w/ WVUD 91.3 FM, stream at WVUD.org
Nov 22, 2013 - Newark DE - concert with Jeanette and Johnny Williams Get the details!
Nov 23, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA - House Concert with Jeanette and Johnny Williams Message Louisa on Facebook for details!
Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2014 - Woodsong Farm 2014 Winter Workshop Message Louisa on Facebook for details!
2013 IBMA Nominations!
Louisa has been nominated for IBMA Songwriter of the Year and "Dear Sister" (Branscomb/Lynch) was a 2013 Song of the Year Pre-nominee, while "Dear Sister", Claire Lynch's CD, whose title track was written by Louisa and Claire, is nominated for IBMA Album of the Year!
Louisa's other 2013 Activities: Featured artist: Daughters of Bluegrass Compilation; Keynote Speaker Conference on Women's Empowerment: Bad Girls and Banjos: How to Break the Wrong Rules the Right Way (Ferrum Coll); Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriter Workshop (Aug); Woodsong Winter Songwriter Retreat (Feb); Selected Dates with Jeanette and Johnny Williams; Also see Schedule. DEAR SISTER released on Compass!
Louisa's 2012 Accolades include: 1st Place, Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, Bluegrass (Stormy Night); IBMA Showcase Selection (Gone); recordings by Janet McGarry (2012 Recording of the Year, Eastern Canada Bluegrass Association), Richard Cifersky, Dawn Kenney (Women's Radio Selections of Note Selection!), Jeanette Williams, Jim Hurst, Nancy Beaudette (Roots Music Chart!) and others.
I'll Take Love - CD
"Bluegrass songwriting diva Louisa Branscomb has a smokin' pen that has fired off more than 90 recorded bluegrass and acoustic songs. Indeed, Branscomb's unique gift is once again on full display with her 9th project "I'll Take Love," which showcases the world's best bluegrass singers and musicians taking on Branscomb's powerful songs.
"I'll Take Love" proves that the "Steel Rails" songwriter is in top form." (Country.com)
Dear Sister - CD and Book
Dear Sister - Civil War Letters to a Sister in Alabama
This is the book that inspired the song. Read the story here.