Laura Welsh on Music That Keeps Her Honest

March 18, 2015 2:16 PM

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Laura Welsh on Music That Keeps Her Honest

British singer-songwriter Laura Welsh, 27, recently released her debut album, “Soft Control” (Outsiders/Universal), which includes a duet with John Legend. She spoke with Marc Myers.

My mom, Jean, was a folk musician in the ’70s and played guitar in local clubs in Staffordshire. Then she set music aside to raise a family. Mom played lots of country albums when I was little, and my older sister was into Prince. At music school, friends turned me on to soul. I’m inspired by all th...

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