Don't miss this week's Free At Noon
Doubleheader with singer-songwriter Laura Veirs and rapper, singer, and spoken word artist Dessa.
Laura Veirs is a singer-songwriter raised in Colorado, now living with her husband and two boys in Portland, Oregon. Her first album was self titled and released in 1999 featuring just her and a guitar. Her ninth and latest album Warp and Weft
was produced by her husband Tucker Martine, who also joins in playing a variety of instruments. It was recorded in a basement studio and features guests such as Neko Case, and some members of The Decemberists. The album made it's debut at number 10 on the US Folk Albums charts.
Recent Release: Warp & Weft
August 20, 2013
Raven Marching Band Records
One of hip-hop’s most diverse and talented artists, Dessa
is known to a national audience as a rapper, a singer, and a potent, imaginative lyricist. This Doomtree veteran combines wit, tenderness, and poetic sensibility to rare effect. Dessa spins delicate and charged stories and animates them with her expressive alto voice, arresting for its honest, clear simplicity. She's achieved immense national recognition with the release of her newest album, Parts of Speech
, which debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 charts.
Recent Release: Parts of Speech
June 25, 2013