Episode 309 (Bonus) - Laura Gibson

21Dec

You don’t get to choose your audience. Especially when you’re playing a free to the public show at South by Southwest to promote your first record. It was, quite possibly, the worst showcase for a quiet voiced singer-songwriter.But the bad show gave birth to NPR’s Tiny Mix Tapes. The show’s producers quite rightly believed that Laura Gibson deserved a better showcase for here soft-spoken gifts.This year, Gibson released the haunting Goners, a beautiful and more sonically complex record that meditates on the connection between love and loss. It’s a theme that permeates her best work.

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