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Laura Gibson

A native of the small rural Oregon town of Coquille, singer/songwriter and classically trained cellist Laura Gibson is part of a Pacific Northwest folk-pop scene that grew out of Portland-based indie label Hush Records, formerly the home of the Decemberists. Former Decemberists drummer Rachel Blumberg played on Gibson's first two albums, 2006's If You Come to Greet Me and 2009's Beasts of Seasons; fellow Oregon singer/songwriters Shelley Short and Laura Veirs sing backing vocals on the latter. Gibson's experimental indie folk, anchored by her unique vocals, veers from delicate to lush. In 2009, she collaborated with composer Ethan Rose on the album The Bridge Carols. Her third solo studio outing, La Grande, which was named for a Northeastern, Oregon town described by Gibson as a place that "people usually pass through on their way to somewhere else, but which contains a certain gravity, a curious energy", arrived in early 2011. Over the next several years, she composed a variety of music for commercials and charitable campaigns like the Cover Oregon Campaign and the Humane Society. She also wrote for regional stage productions and collaborated with the Oregon Ballet Theatre and Portland Playhouse. In 2016, Gibson returned to solo work with Empire Builder, her second release for Seattle indie Barsuk Records. A 7" single featuring the songs "The Easy Way" and "Animals" was issued by Jealous Butcher Records the following year. ~ Charity Stafford
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  1.   Song
  2.   La Grande
  3.   Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed
  4.   The Fire
  5.   Funeral songs
  6.   Dry Land
  7.   Postures Bent
  8.   Black Is Color Of My True Love's Hair
  9.   The Search for Dark Lake
  10.   Time Is Not
  11.   Freight Train
  12.   Wintering
  13.   O Frailty by Ethan Rose
  14.   Animals
  15.   Skin, Warming Skin
  16.   All The Pretty Horses
  17.   One Thin Dime
  18.   Glocken by Ethan Rose
  19.   Two Kids
  20.   Edelweiss
  21.   Louis
  22.   Introduction by Ethan Rose
  23.   Sun by Ethan Rose
  24.   Broken Bottle
  25.   The Last One
  26.   Caldera, Oregon
  27.   In the Pines
  28.   Glory
  29.   This Is Not the End
  30.   Leaving, Believing by Ethan Rose
  31.   Spirited
  32.   Come By Storm
  33.   Lil Red Riding Hood
  34.   Silver Bells
  35.   Where Have All Your Good Words Gone?
  36.   Crow/Swallow
  37.   One Dime Blues
  38.   Not Harmless
  39.   Nightwatch
  40.   Five and Thirty
  41.   Boreas Borealis by Ethan Rose
  42.   Sweet Deception
  43.   Hands in Pockets
  44.   Empire Builder
  45.   Small Town Parade
  46.   Old Waters by Ethan Rose
  47.   Lion/Lamb
  48.   Younger by Ethan Rose
  49.   The Easy Way
  50.   Red Moon
  51.   Shadows on Parade
  52.   The Cause
  53.   Feather Lungs
  54.   Sleeper
  55.   The Rushing Dark
  56.   The Longest Day
  57.   Certainty
  58.   Damn Sure

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