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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.   Nightwatch
  6.   The Rushing Dark
  7.   Skin, Warming Skin
  8.   Introduction by Ethan Rose
  9.   Funeral songs
  10.   Where Have All Your Good Words Gone?
  11.   The Search for Dark Lake
  12.   Glocken by Ethan Rose
  13.   This Is Not the End
  14.   Silver Bells
  15.   Two Kids
  16.   Leaving, Believing by Ethan Rose
  17.   The Last One
  18.   Sun by Ethan Rose
  19.   Small Town Parade
  20.   Red Moon
  21.   Feather Lungs
  22.   Come By Storm
  23.   The Easy Way
  24.   One Dime Blues
  25.   In the Pines
  26.   Sweet Deception
  27.   Edelweiss
  28.   Certainty
  29.   Black Is Color Of My True Love's Hair
  30.   Time Is Not
  31.   The Cause
  32.   Damn Sure
  33.   Glory
  34.   Younger by Ethan Rose
  35.   Sleeper
  36.   The Longest Day
  37.   Broken Bottle
  38.   Animals
  39.   Wintering
  40.   Empire Builder
  41.   Spirited
  42.   Old Waters by Ethan Rose
  43.   Postures Bent
  44.   Not Harmless
  45.   Crow/Swallow
  46.   Lil Red Riding Hood
  47.   All The Pretty Horses
  48.   Lion/Lamb
  49.   One Thin Dime
  50.   O Frailty by Ethan Rose
  51.   Five and Thirty
  52.   Hands in Pockets
  53.   Caldera, Oregon
  54.   Shadows on Parade
  55.   Dry Land
  56.   Freight Train
  57.   Boreas Borealis by Ethan Rose
  58.   Louis

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