Lauralee Northcott is an award winning musician and fiber artist.  She plays guitar and sings, offering both original and classic western songs.  In addition, she recites original poetry expressing time spent in the wilderness.  She has over 20 years of experience as a guide and wilderness cook in Washington State.  She has written a book called, "Tales and Trails of the Pasayten Wilderness" featuring interviews with 50 people who have spent extensive time in the wilderness, spanning almost 70 years of personal narratives.  Some of her work is now used to enhance the exhibits at the Shafter Museum in her home town of Winthrop, WA.  Lauralee is a professional musician with a BA in music.  She is a writer, educator, songwriter, and long time performers of western music, with nine recordings to her credit.   She hosted the Dollar Watch Cowboy Show a radio program for over 4 years airing in North Central Washing featuring cowboy music, cowboy poetry, true stories and tall tales.  Lauralee's accomplishments have been recorded in the academic work: Wranglin' Women (Humor and Gender in the American West) by Kristin M McAndrews.  Nevada University Press.  She is also represented in the work: She Speaks to Me (A Western Women's View of the West Through Poetry and Song) by Jill Charlotte Stanford.  Two Dot Press

 

 

I love my Martin guitar!  Do you want to hear it?  Photograph by Teri Pieper.

I love my Martin guitar!  Do you want to hear it?  Photograph by Teri Pieper.

This story is fairly true.  It could be true.  Some of it is true.  Actually, it is based on a true story.    You are going to LOVE it!  Photography by Teri Pieper.

This story is fairly true.  It could be true.  Some of it is true.  Actually, it is based on a true story.    You are going to LOVE it!  Photography by Teri Pieper.