Laura Monk & High Cotton creates original songs with uncommon words and mesmerizing melodies. Described as Americana – Folk Rock with a twist, this band is powered by the expressive, passionate voice of Laura Monk and complimented by driving acoustic guitar, lyrical bass lines and an eclectic mix of percussion. Each have played in various types of bands over the years…ranging from Pop, Jazz, Celtic, Rock, Southern Rock and Country. High Cotton started as a duo with Laura and John Monk in 2003, PJ found Laura and John and joined to make a trio in the Fall of 2005. Dan joined on Lead Guitar in June2007.
Laura Monk: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, lap dulcimer
John Monk: Bass, mandolin, Harmony
PJ Engeman: Percussion, Guitar, Banjo, Harmony
Dan Foster: Lead Guitar
'SO FAR' - 11 SONG Studio CD - September 22 Release!
‘PICTURES’ - 15 SONG Studio CD, 2010
ROCKIN' AT THE BARN #5, Dusty Records, Sweden,
Americana comp features 2 High Cotton songs!
2006 HIGH COTTON 'HANGING BY A THREAD' (Recorded live at the CRIMSON MOON) 2006
'HIGH COTTON' (SELF TITLED) 2004
all songs SESAC
Said about us
“High Cotton offers fifteen high resolution musical snap-shots of life. These songs - some in bold colors, others in warm sepia tones and a few in sharp black & white – take you on a journey, evoking familiar scenes in amazing ways - The melodies and words from High Cotton create ‘Pictures’ that will stay with you long after the last track has played.”
Re: ROCKIN' AT THE BARN #5, Dusty Records Comp., Sweden
“If you have any love for this kind of music give yourself a treat and get this record”
“It’s a sin that fantastic music like this never seems to get a chance to be aired to a wider audience”
Maverick Magazine, March 2007, UK