Singer-songwriter Laura Gibson went from strumming nylon strings for the bedridden to recording with fellow Portland projects such as the Decemberists and M. Ward. Her ’40s-era folk mixes bare-bones voice and guitar with nostalgic soul and Delta blues to create a complex soundscape of yearning and promise. This year, she’s touring behind her latest album, La Grande, which fills in the thinness of her vintage-inspired vocals with layered instrumentation and a fiery country energy.
Mon., Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 18, 2012