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

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