Born in Iowa City, IA, and raised in Madison, WI, Laube (pronounced "Lau" like "now" and "be" like "to be or not to be") played piano, saxophone, and violin during her formative years and later studied oboe at the Académie de Musique Grétry in Liège, Belgium, on Rotary scholarship. She picked up guitar along the way, inspired by an Indigo Girls
Laube started performing her own songs and soon recorded her first album, Outta My Head
, behind which she toured extensively. "Her voice is an alluringly warm, friendly instrument—sweet without becoming cloying, tender and heartfelt and rich," wrote the SF Bay Guardian. Two more records followed, Pool All The Love * Pool All The Knowledge
and Anna Laube
(recorded right before she started using her full name).
She is based in Seattle, WA, USA.