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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

Veirs_saltbreakers_lgThis weekend, after a number of shows in the Midwest, the tour will make its way south and include a stop at Nashville's The Basement on Saturday night. The Tennessean's Nicole Keiper says that Saltbreakers is of particular interest to Nashvilleans for the track "To the Country," which was recorded at June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash's former cabin there. Keiper says "its thickly, lushly layered voices and delicate melodic movements, recalls Sufjan Stevens' smart, intricate pop more than the inimitable country we associate with that space."

Keiper sees the interplay between music and lyrics in Laura's work as "a lovely one, and the album being the singer's self-described most vulnerable offering, it's an engagingly intimate one, too." To read more, visit