Laura Jane Grace is the lead singer and guitarist of Gainesville, Florida punk band Against Me!, as well as a solo artist. She was born November 8, 1980 on an Army base in Georgia and traveled around the world, following her father's military assignments. She started Against Me! at age 17 after dropping out of high school. On October 28, 2008, she released her solo debut, a 7-song EP entitled Heart Burns.