Originally from Oregon, Laura Gibson has a reputation for delivering intriguing lyrics in an unforgettable voice. Writing within the broad church of folk music layered with delicate shades of alt-country, her inquisitive and “curiously beautiful” songs (Mojo) are framed with deceptive simplicity as she observes and remarks upon the human condition.
The inimitable Karl Blau and the full might of his excellent band will follow Laura and close the night with their effortless blues craftsmanship. In the two decades or so of his active career, Blau has released dozens of records, driven to cross-genre experimentation by a healthy sense of curiosity and an unrelenting DIY attitude. His latest release, the critically acclaimed ‘Introducing Karl Blau’ (2016), is a collection of reworked classic country and soul tunes, which turned out to be the ideal accommodation for Blau’s broad baritone vocals and blues guitar chops.
Parker Millsap joins the Gibson and Blau line-up to open the evening with his soulful sound, and character-driven narratives that segues rock, country, blues with perfect balance.
This is a standing event.
Under 16s must be accompanied by adult.