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

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2008
    Vancouver Courier: Laura Veirs Take "Wonderfully Melodic" Music of "Saltbreakers" on Tour

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    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

    Veirs_saltbreakers_lgan album that, deservedly, has brought considerable acclaim to Veirs, and made a few top-ten
    lists for last year, including this writer's. The songs are forcefully, wonderfully melodic, while the arrangements are imaginative and compelling---particularly in "Saltbreakers," with its lapping-at-the-shores rhythm, and the magical "To the Country," which features guitar work from Bill Frisell and a children's choir.

    To read the article, visit canada.com/vancouvercourier.

    After Vancouver, Laura heads down to Seattle for two shows at the Triple Door tomorrow night. She spoke with the Seattlest about the upcoming show and about Saltbreakers, on which the site concurs with the Courier, calling the music "very effective in creating not only a mood, but a sense of place" and the words "extremely visual and poetic."

    Interviewer Jack Hollenbach, left a bit dumbfounded when recalling the power of the songs, asks: "We don't know what else to ask here, except, how do you do it?" To which Laura humbly replies:

    Well, it's that old mystery that's hard for artists to talk about. Like how do you talk about a painting? How do you come up with a poem? I just sit back in my little space and work away at it. I force myself to set some time aside and do something. Most of the time it's not usable. But sometimes it works. And when it works, it's a mystery and I love it. But it doesn't work very often.

    To read the full interview, visit seattlest.com.

    To see where Laura will be taking her tour next, click here.

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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

Veirs_saltbreakers_lgan album that, deservedly, has brought considerable acclaim to Veirs, and made a few top-ten
lists for last year, including this writer's. The songs are forcefully, wonderfully melodic, while the arrangements are imaginative and compelling---particularly in "Saltbreakers," with its lapping-at-the-shores rhythm, and the magical "To the Country," which features guitar work from Bill Frisell and a children's choir.

To read the article, visit canada.com/vancouvercourier.

After Vancouver, Laura heads down to Seattle for two shows at the Triple Door tomorrow night. She spoke with the Seattlest about the upcoming show and about Saltbreakers, on which the site concurs with the Courier, calling the music "very effective in creating not only a mood, but a sense of place" and the words "extremely visual and poetic."

Interviewer Jack Hollenbach, left a bit dumbfounded when recalling the power of the songs, asks: "We don't know what else to ask here, except, how do you do it?" To which Laura humbly replies:

Well, it's that old mystery that's hard for artists to talk about. Like how do you talk about a painting? How do you come up with a poem? I just sit back in my little space and work away at it. I force myself to set some time aside and do something. Most of the time it's not usable. But sometimes it works. And when it works, it's a mystery and I love it. But it doesn't work very often.

To read the full interview, visit seattlest.com.

To see where Laura will be taking her tour next, click here.

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