News from Louisa

Register now for the Memorial Day Woodsong Songwriter Workshop! Contact Louisa via Facebook to register. More information about the workshop here!

Louisa's song, DEAR SISTER, co-written with Claire Lynch, is STILL on the Bluegrass charts, currently at #3!

For voting members of the IBMA, please consider Dear Sister for the 2014 IBMA Awards!

  • currently #3 on the National Bluegrass Survey
  • charting for a year on Roots Bluegrass Survey (#1 for 8 weeks)
  • top 10 on Billboard Bluegrass Charts during '14

Upcoming Events

May 24-25 - Woodsong Farm Memorial Day Songwriting Workshop
May 26 - Post Workshop - Optional Additional Day for One-on-one consultation

2013 IBMA Nominations!

Louisa has been nominated for IBMA Songwriter of the Year and "Dear Sister" (Branscomb/Lynch) was a 2013 Song of the Year Pre-nominee, while "Dear Sister", Claire Lynch's CD, whose title track was written by Louisa and Claire, is nominated for IBMA Album of the Year!

Louisa's other 2013 Activities: Featured artist: Daughters of Bluegrass Compilation; Keynote Speaker Conference on Women's Empowerment: Bad Girls and Banjos: How to Break the Wrong Rules the Right Way (Ferrum Coll); Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriter Workshop (Aug); Woodsong Winter Songwriter Retreat (Feb); Selected Dates with Jeanette and Johnny Williams; Also see Schedule. DEAR SISTER released on Compass!

Louisa's 2012 Accolades include: 1st Place, Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, Bluegrass (Stormy Night); IBMA Showcase Selection (Gone); recordings by Janet McGarry (2012 Recording of the Year, Eastern Canada Bluegrass Association), Richard Cifersky, Dawn Kenney (Women's Radio Selections of Note Selection!), Jeanette Williams, Jim Hurst, Nancy Beaudette (Roots Music Chart!) and others.



"Noone captures the full spectrum of human emotion and human relationships, in all their flawed glory, like Louisa Branscomb."
--David McGee


Online Ordering!

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I'll Take Love - CD


"Bluegrass songwriting diva Louisa Branscomb has a smokin' pen that has fired off more than 90 recorded bluegrass and acoustic songs. Indeed, Branscomb's unique gift is once again on full display with her 9th project "I'll Take Love," which showcases the world's best bluegrass singers and musicians taking on Branscomb's powerful songs.

"I'll Take Love" proves that the "Steel Rails" songwriter is in top form." (Country.com)

"A treasured American poet, a great natural resource" (David McGee, Bluegrass Special)
"When I die, this is the song I want to listen to in Heaven" -- fan ordering CD

Dear Sister - CD and Book

Award-winning vocalist Claire Lynch and Louisa co-wrote the chart-topping title track, "Dear Sister", currently a candidate for nomination for IBMA song of the year!  The song is based on letters written by Louisa's ancestors who fought in the Civil War, and wrote numerous letters home to their sister.  Read more about the song here

Dear Sister - Civil War Letters to a Sister in Alabama

dear-sister-civil-war-lettersThis is the book that inspired the song.  Read the story here.