Wednesday, January 25, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of the Day-Laura Gibson

Artist:Laura Gibson
Song:Where Have All Your Good Words Gone?
Album:Beasts Of Seasons

Folksinger Laura Gibson is never going to be a big star. But if you're a fan of minimalist but dramatic music, she is worth checking out. She is a big part of the Portland, OR folk music scene. She was born and raised in Coquile, OR which is in the southwest part of Oregon. She moved to Portland and graduated from Linfield College. Since 2004 she has been a staple on the Portland folk scene. Where Have All Your Good Words Gone? is from her 2009 CD Beasts Of Seasons. She has recorded for Hush Records which is a Portland based label. The Decemberists and Norfolk and Western are among the artists on the label. Laura was the opening act when Decemberists leader Colin Meloy toured in 2009 and she was on his EP Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke. She has also recorded with the outstanding singer Laura Veirs and The Portland Cello Project. In addition to her own music, she does session work. Her new CD La Grande was released yesterday. When I listen to her, I hear jazz influences including Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. So I recommend Laura Gibson to folk music fans. Here's the video for Where Have All Your Good Words Gone?

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