Nine albums into her musical career, Portland singer-songwriter Laura Veirs continues to make compelling music reflecting her changing life. While her last album was a children’s record, her most recent, recorded when she was pregnant with her second child, is the darker flipside of that.
She reflects on the world she’s bringing her child into on a song like “America”, but also pays tribute to some great artists who have made the world a better place, like Alice Coltrane and artist Howard Finster (he designed album covers for R.E.M. and Talking Heads).
Her songs are spare, simple and beautiful. Definitely worth a listen.
Laura Veirs Live on KCRW Set List
Finster Saw the Angels
Dorothy of the Island