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Kin Folk: Anchorage Press 

Author: Zakiya McCummings Anchorage Press
Feb 2, 2017

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The dim lit bar is filled comfortably with chattering guests. Across the room, two women clink classes over their dinner plates. It appears as though everyone has arrived with someone else. Just after 7 p.m. a woman with sandy-brown hair and round glasses takes the stage. 

“Hi everyone,” she says. The crowd cheers. “I’m Laura Oden.” 

Oden is a familiar and constant presence in the Anchorage music scene. In the 90s she was one…

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For Anchorage musician Laura Oden, dormant decade led to a musical revival 

Author: Mike Dunham, Alaska Dispatch News 1/12/17
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"My father was a theologian and my mother was an actress," Laura Oden said with a slight grin and a little shake of her head. "So it was sort of inevitable that I'd become a songwriter." 

Oden's second CD, "Peel Back Another Layer," is being released this month. Fans got a first-look preview at Tap Root Public House…

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Golden Oden 

Anchorage Press
By Jeri Kopet
Although she took a break from making music herself, Anchorage’s Laura Oden never really left the scene. Oden moved to Alaska in 1994 and began her local music career as one-half of an acoustic duo with Isobell Kimberley, eventually taking time off to focus on her family. “I played music when I first got up here, but I stopped playing music in 1997. Then I didn’t pick up again until 2010,” Oden said with a laugh. “It was a really big break, which coincided curiously with the age…

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