Laura Smith brings a new dimension to Tuatha Dea coming to the family in 2017! Now living in beautiful Asheville NC, she just plain loves to play around with music. She’ll take an old fiddle tune and play it the way they did in 1958. Or maybe she’ll add some funky new chords, layer it with a little Bach, try adding a country riff – why not? And after all…in TD anything goes so she’s a perfect fit! A native of Northern California, Laura grew up competing on the fiddle, winning the California State, Nevada State and Western Open Young Adult Divisions as well as placing in the top five of the nationals in Wieser, ID. Traveling east she completed a BA in Music Performance at Berklee College of Music, and now she’s killing it with the eclectic mountain family known as Tuatha Dea!