Laurelyn Dossett. Composer/Songwriter Laurelyn Dossett lives and writes in the piedmont of North Carolina, and her songs tend to reflect the stories of the region, both traditional and contemporary. One of the most sought-after voices in creative collaborations, she co-founded Polecat Creek with singing partner Kari Sickenberger, and has partnered with Triad Stage's Preston Lane on three plays featuring regional folklore and original music: Brother Wolf, Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity, and Bloody Blackbeard. Ms. Dossett performed in the latest Lane-Dossett collaboration, Providence Gap, which premiered at Triad Stage in June 2010. A song from Brother Wolf, "Anna Lee," was featured on Levon Helm's Grammy-winning record, Dirt Farmer. Ms. Dossett is also a regular performer at regional music festivals such as Merlefest, a guest on the radio show Prairie Home Companion, and most recently, a writer and performer with the North Carolina Symphony. She is currently performing with songwriters Alice Gerrard and Diana Jones, Redbird Round, and recently premiered composer Kenneth Frazelle's song cycle, Songs in the Rear View Mirror, at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is the 2009-10 recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship for songwriting.