World Cafe Guests

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Radio

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
Listen Live

Laura Gibson

On her new album, La Grande, Laura Gibson's hushed voice is as quiet as ever, but her songs are louder and more complex, resulting in a surprising and stunning musical contrast. 

The potential for this sort of musical expansion was hardly hinted at in her previous discography.  Simplicity and lack of volume characterized Gibson's earlier music.  Her quiet impressiveness not only attracted serious attention for her first two albums, but actually inspired the Tiny Desk Series.  Gibson's music created intimacy and mediated on mortality.  It was serious without being heavy, dark but delivered with a light touch.

La Grande sounds the way it's pronounced-- grand.  She worked with a number of notables on this release, including two members of the Dodos and two members of the Decemberists.  Yet, La Grande never gets too big.  It has texture-- every sound mixed, from glockenspiel to muted guitar picking, can be heard distinctly; each voice can be heard in the harmonies.  Carefully layered and delicately balanced, La Grande is an album with as much poise and grace as Gibson herself. 


Website: http://www.lauragibsonmusic.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/lauragibson



Set List:
LA GRANDE                                       
MILK-HEAVY, POLLEN-EYED        
SKIN, WARMING SKIN                  
FEATHER LUNGS                              

              

Recent Release: La Grande   
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Label: Barsuk
Band Origin: Portland

World Cafe Guest Search

Canadian Viagra Cheap