Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Stuff: Laura Gibson "La Grande"

Laura Gibson is yet another talented artist from Portland OR. Her new CD La Grande is a sneaky affair, seems hushed and low key at first, until you absorb the spooky, spaghetti western, high desert undertones.

NPR has a an interesting background article here about this terrific video:

The record veers way out of the usual singer-songwriter guitar-strumming norm with interesting rhythms (sometimes with 2 drummers), and highly effective horns and piano/keyboards. Gibson gets some first rate backing from Joey Burns of Calexico and members of the Decemberists.
La Grande will appeal to fans of some WYMA favorites like Jesse Sykes and Lisa Hannigan. You can stream the entire record here:

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