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  • The Tennessean: Laura Veirs Brings "Engagingly Intimate" "Saltbreakers" Songs on Tour

    Laura Veirs brings her solo tour to Turner Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tonight with opener Liam Finn. She spoke with ExpressMilwaukee about her latest Nonesuch release, 2007's Saltbreakers, and the complications that come from being both a songwriter and an un-tortured soul, as well as the joys of life in her new home of Portland, Oregon. To read the interview, visit expressmilwaukee.com.

  • Laura Veirs Takes Tour to San Francisco

    After playing for two different hometown crowds this past weekend, first in her former home of Seattle and then in Portland, her home of the past two years, Laura Veirs takes her solo show to San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill, with opener Liam Finn. SFist encourages the locals to tear themselves away from the ongoing San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs for another week, to catch this one-night-only event. The site features a Q&A with Laura you can find at sfist.com.

    For further tour info, click here.

  • Vancouver Courier: Laura Veirs Take "Wonderfully Melodic" Music of "Saltbreakers" on Tour

    Laura Veirs kicks off her monthlong North American solo tour at Vancouver's St. James Hall tonight, with Liam Finn supporting throughout the tour.

    "You'd be hard-pressed to find a record from last year with better opening lines than those introducing Saltbreakers," writes the Vancouver Courier's Shawn Conner, who spoke with Laura about the album, her career, and the upcoming tour.

    From those opening lines and through its 12 tracks, Saltbreakers, writes Conner, is

  • Nonesuch Artists Take Manhattan (and Brooklyn, Too) This Sunday

    With the Brad Mehldau Trio's weeklong residency at New York's Village Vanguard well under way and running through Sunday, the city will also be playing host to performances by a number of Nonesuch artists this weekend.

  • The Decemberists Cancel Tour with Laura Veirs

    With much regret, The Decemberists have had to cancel the remainder of their "The Long and Short of It" tour, which Laura Veirs and Saltbreakers were slated to support. The Decemberists have released the following statement:

    One of our band members has been ill for a while but we thought all would be well in time for these tour dates. After a couple shows, though, it has become clear that the illness is much worse than we had initially realized. We need to return home so our friend can mend.

  • Laura Veirs Video Contest Winners

    Congratulations to Laura Veirs fan Doug Savage from Vancouver, British Columbia, for creating the winning video in the Laura Veirs Video Contest. Laura and the band picked Doug's video for "Phantom Mountain" from stacks of incredibly creative entries sent in from fans across the country. Among the prizes he's won are tickets to one of Laura's upcoming shows. Watch the winning video here.

  • Laura Veirs Video Contest

    Create your own video for any song on Laura Veirs's new album, Saltbreakers (besides "Cast a Hook," which already has a video), and Laura and her band will vote on the entries. The winner will receive tickets to one of Laura's upcoming shows, signed CDs, t-shirts, and a whole lot more!

  • New Video from Laura Veirs: "Cast a Hook in Me"

    Check out the new video for Laura Veirs's song "Cast a Hook in Me" from the album Saltbreakers.

  • Young Rapture Choir in France

    By Laura Veirs
    Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs recalls the excitement of hearing a French children's choir perform her songs. "The mixture of the kid's powerful, pure voices and the band's grungy guitars and drums was incredible," she writes. "Everyone had obviously worked hard to pull the whole show together. They sounded terrific."