I am currently, jetlaggedly enjoying the springtime in New York.
I just returned from a truly wonderful tour in Europe, both energizing and exhausting. I’m so grateful for all the people who came to shows, and for my friend Beatrijs De Klerk who joined me on violin, keys and vocals. Highlights included running through the Venice alleyways, riding the Budapest Eye and spotting an albino nutria on the riverfront in Frankfurt. Here are a couple of photos (of Schwäbisch Hall, Germany and Venice, Italy).
Greetings from Mitchell, South Dakota, home of the Corn Palace (which is actually quite impressive).
I have a handful of upcoming East Coast dates. Tickets are here:
Fri Apr 26 - New York City, NY @ City Winery (TICKETS) *
Thu May 9 - Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theater (TICKETS) ^
Fri May 10 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater Upstairs (TICKETS) #
Sat May 11 - Boston, MA @ City Winery Haymarket Loft (TICKETS) #
Thu May 16 - Baltimore, MD @ The Crown (EVENT)
Fri May 17 - Washington, DC @ City Winery Loft (TICKETS)
Sun May 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (TICKETS) %
Sat Jun 8 - Sun Jun 9 - Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival (TICKETS)
* with Jesse Marchant
^ with Greg Jamie
# with Arch Cape (Rachel Blumberg)
% with Birdie Busch
TWO SHOWS IN THE WILDERNESS:
I’m excited to announce two shows in the wilderness of Eastern Oregon.
June 1st and 2nd, I’ll be returning to the Minam River Lodge in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in the Wallowas, performing music on the back deck. I played out there last summer and it was hands-down my favorite trip of the year. You can only reach the lodge by hiking in, or by hitching a ride on a tiny airplane. It’s truly one of my favorite places I have ever been.
Their summer is quickly getting booked up but there are still a few spots available for the weekend I’m performing. Book a night or two here.
In August, I’ll be the musical guest for Winding Waters Rafting’s annual Music for Wild Places trip. I’ve wanted to raft down Hells Canyon since I was a kid and couldn’t be more excited to play campfire shows each evening. Spots are limited and can be reserved here.
THINGS TO READ:
Folks that follow me on Instagram (@lauragibsongirl) know that I sometimes post the books I’ve been reading. I’ve been asked for recommendations often at the merch table, so I thought I’d share a few here.
The last round of Europe tour I read and LOVED these books:
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
The Falconer (by friend and fellow Hunter MFA alum Dana Czapnik)
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The books I just bought upon my arrival in New York and am very excited about:
Sing to It, New Stories by Amy Hempel
Being Here is Everything: The life of Paula Modersohn-Becker by Marie Darrieussecq
Book I read this past year that I still think about all the time:
Women Talking by Miriam Toews (Portland folks – she’s reading at Powells soon)
The Gospel of Trees by dear friend Apricot Irving (just won an Oregon Book award)
In the Pockets of Small Gods poems by my buddy Anis Mojgani
And finally, KEXP recently posted a video of our full session back in December. Check it out here:
Thank you for reading!