Laura Jones better known by her stage name Laura Love was (born 1960) is an American musician. Love was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. She sings and plays bass guitar. She describes herself as a "light skinned Black" woman. She is of African American, Native American, and Caucasian descent. Laura Love had a difficult childhood, raised by a mother with schizophrenia and in foster homes. Her father, who had little involvement in her life, was the jazz musician Preston Love who played sax with Count Basie, Lucky Millander and Johnny Otis and formed his own band in the 1950s. Laura's mother, Wini, had been a singer in Preston's jazz band.
Laura Love began her performing career at age 16, singing for the prisoners at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Love relocated to Seattle, Washington, where she was a member of the late 1980s rock group Boom Boom G.I. She was also a member of an all-female band called Venus Envy.
After Love released three albums on her own label, Octoroon Biography, Putumayo released a collection of her songs. Her album "Welcome to Pagan Place" included the controversial song "I Want You Gone", about George W. Bush. She published an autobiography, You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes, with an accompanying album of the same name, in 2004. Her style has been described as "Afro-Celtic" and has also been influenced by bluegrass.
Love After 5 ; Seattle singer/songwriter Laura Love headlines; outdoor concert with her energetic Afro-Celtic sounds
Aug 22, 2002; Marimba music, mild midsummer night's breezes and Love are in the air. Laura Love, that is, and her bass-driven, high-energy...