Letitia VanSant & Laura Wortman with Golden Aster Band
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After the tours of their respective projects were waylaid by the pandemic, Baltimore-based folk musicians Laura Wortman and Letitia VanSant each found solace in the woods, Laura hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Letitia exploring the nooks and crannies of Herring Run Park. In the midst of both societal heartbreak and personal grief, they started writing songs that felt medicinal to sing and play. As friends who enjoyed harmonizing together, they decided to cozy up and record an album.
Each established musicians in their own right, this project allows exciting new aspects of their artistry to shine. Laura Wortman has over a thousand shows under her belt as part of the celebrated experimental folk duo the Honey Dewdrops, but this album debuts her intuitive ease with the electric guitar. Letitia VanSant is known for well-considered lyrics, yet with this project she got out of her head and leaned on melodic sensibilities. The new album, Marcescence, came out September 8, 2023.
The Golden Aster Band includes celebrated Baltimore musicians Alex Lacquement, Nicholas Sjostrom and EJ Shaull-Thompson.