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September 14, 2011


Here at City Slang we’ve been fans of Laura Gibson's enchanting voice and her otherworldly yet somehow familiar songwriting ever since we heard her rendition of blues and traditional songs on her 2008 Six White Horses. She's a unique and sincere personality with boundless creativity. Her new record 'La Grande' will be released in January 2012!

Here at City Slang we’ve been fans of Laura Gibson's enchanting voice and her otherworldly yet somehow familiar songwriting ever since we heard her rendition of blues and traditional songs on her 2008 Six White Horses. She's a unique and sincere personality with boundless creativity.

Her new record 'La Grande' will be released in January 2012!

Born in the small logging town of Coquille, Oregon, Gibson started as an outsider to Portland's vibrant Indie Rock Scene performing solo acoustic shows in AIDS hospices and kindergartens. Her previous record Beasts of Seasons, released on City Slang imprint Souterrain Transmissions in 2009, was indeed a "beast" of a record, split into two parts: Communion Songs and Funeral Songs. Since the release of this endeavor, Gibson was able to claim a very special place in the world of modern Folk Music, among critics, but more importantly, among the hearts of sincere music lovers.

If Beasts of Seasons was a record about quietness and frailty, La Grande is a record about strength, and finds Gibson not just crawling, but leaping out of her shell. The album came to form with much encouragement and musical help from Joey Burns of Calexico, The Dodos, and several Portland luminaries. However, some of the most magical moments are when Laura plays all the instruments - which include acoustic and electric guitars, bass, percussion, piano, pump organ, vibraphone, marimba and a marching drum. You can listen to Laura Gibson's 'La Grande' here!

Laura Gibson is crossing the Atlantic this week supporting the almighty RICHMOND FONTAINE on a dozen shows in the UK. See dates below.

** Supporting Peggy Sue

* Supporting Richmond Fontaine

Mon Sept 12 London UK Lexington**

Thu Sept 15 Manchester UK Academy 3 *

Fri Sept 16 Oxford UK Bullingdon Arms*

Sat Sept 17 Exeter UK The Pheonix*

Sun Sept 18 Winchester UK The Railway*

Mon Sept 19 Bristol UK The Tunnels*

Tue Sept 20 Sheffield UK They Greystones*

Wed Sept 21 Leeds UK Brudenell Social Club*

Thu Sept 22 Glasgow UK Stereo*

Fri Sept 23 Newcastle UK The Cluny*

Sat Sept 24 Bedford UK The Civic*

Sun Sept 25 Norwich UK Arts Centre*

Mon Sept 26 Nottingham UK The Glee Club*

Tue Sept 27 London UK The Scala*



WATERS' debut album 'Out In The Light' is finally out in the light OUT NOW! You can listen to the Album in it's entirety here:

WATERS' debut album 'Out In The Light' is finally out in the light OUT NOW! You can listen to the Album in it's entirety here:

Pre-order the album at Amazon incl. ticket giveaway to an exclusive showcase in Munich or in our very own Slang Store.