Laura Veirs + Led to Sea
14+ only. 14s to 16s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
A prolific songwriter for nearly twenty years, Portland's (and BBC 6 Music's much-loved) Laura Veirs proves the depth of her musical skill on her tenth solo album, 'The Lookout' (out on Bella Union). Here are a bundle of exquisite folk-pop songs; a concept album about the fragility of precious things, waging a solitary songwriter’s war of creating. Don't miss what will be a sublime show.
Produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine, Veirs’ longtime collaborator, 'The Lookou't is a soundtrack for turbulent times, full of allusions to protectors: the camper stoking a watch fire, a mother tending her children, a sailor in a crows nest and a lightning rod channeling energy.
Written and produced on the heels of Veirs’ acclaimed album with Neko Case and kd Lang (case/lang/veirs), the album integrates the fluency of collaboration with Veirs’ notorious work ethic. The twelve songs on the album are the result of a years’ worth of daily writing in her attic studio in Portland, Oregon. It draws on the talents of a time-tested crew of musicians: Karl Blau, Steve Moore, Eli Moore, Eyvind Kang and Martine. Sufjan Stevens and Jim James also provide guest vocals.
“Fluent melodies, nature metaphors, and expressive settings are the robust ties that bind these reveries.” – The Independent
“The album’s dozen essays zigzag with the same unpredictability as Veirs’s vertiginous melody lines, everything united by her compellingly aerated vocal tone and Tucker Martine’s deep focus production. ” – Mojo