Laura Doherty

Laura Doherty, "Chicago’s pop sweetheart" for kids (AAA Living Magazine), is a nationally touring children's recording artist based in Chicago.

Laura’s musical adventures first took us into the world of big-city-living, as seen through a child’s eyes, with her debut Parent’s Choice award-winning CD “Kids in the City” in 2009. Her second album “Shining Like a Star” (2011) shines with Chicago talent, featuring nationally-known kids rocker Ralph Covert (of Ralph’s World) singing vocals on the title track, and tap dance sensation Reggio “the Hoofer” McLaughlin, collaborating on a tune as well. "Shining Like a Star" received a 4-star rating in Time Out Chicago (Jan. 2012)

Before producing her own original children’s music, Laura co-produced Old Town School of Folk Music’s “Wiggleworms Love You,” CD (2005), and has recorded educational songs for Disney English, a division of Walt Disney Company.

Laura found her place in the acoustic-folk world early on, picking up the guitar at age 16. Originally from Westchester, NY, she came to Chicago in 1992 and soon joined the teaching staff of the Old Town School of Folk Music, where folk legends like Roger McGuinn of the Byrds honed his guitar style. For over a decade, Laura was the Director of the Old Town School’s early-childhood Wiggleworms program. In 2009 she took a daring leap and decided to go full-time with kids’ music, showing an intense passion for creating sweet folk-inspired songs for children and families.

Laura Doherty website
Laura Doherty Band live at Schubas in Chicago, Feb. 2011

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