"Blends creativity & depth, powerful voice"

From Roots in the Round's Singers & Songbirds Songwriter Festival (Statesville, NC):

"Experience a rising star, Pressley Laton, the Boone, NC-based singer-songwriter with a potent voice and commanding stage presence. [...] Pressley's music seamlessly blends creativity and depth while her lyrics balance wit with seriousness, revealing a nuanced perspective beyond her years. Catch her during "Roots In The Round" [...] as she captivates with her powerful voice alongside fellow artists. Don't miss the chance to witness Pressley Laton's ascent, as she adds her compelling mark to the dynamic soundscape of Singers & Songbirds 2023."

At least 3 chords & the half-truth.

Gritty. Soulful. Country.

Her country/rock vocals will punch right through you like Starr Larkin’s paddle… a wooden school paddle that Pressley Laton’s principal named “Ol’ George,” that is. With at least 3 chords & the half-truth as in her debut single, "Ol' George," the Stanly County, NC native’s small-town stories inspire her songwriting, whether it was crossing paths with a local “Mountain Man” before graduating from Appalachian State University or the fact she had to break the news to her dad that she wasn’t coming back home because of it. 

With 2023 performances at Key City Sessions; High Country Beer Fest; & Statesville’s Roots in the Round Singers & Songbirds Songwriter Festival, this year is full of exciting opportunities including a debut at The Appalachian Theatre opening for Adam Church; the Antlers & Acorns: Boone Songwriters Festival; & Dock N’ Rock Music Festival. She and bandmates, Daniel Ames, Austin Summers, & Ray Edmonds, are eager for the release of the forthcoming EP this year, Didn’t Stand a Chance. Recorded at Sioux Sioux Studio with Charlotte, NC-based producer, Jason Scavone, it’s the not-so-mainstream perspective you’ve been craving.



Daniel Ames - Guitar

Austin Summers - Bass 

Ray Edmonds - Drums

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