Australian Tour January 2007
“Laura Veirs fashions a timeless strand of neo-folk and post-country…there’s a spine-tingling magic to these short stories.” NME
“Veirs explores unpredictability, cyclical rebirth and the tortuous scramble for artistic perfection via gently exquisite songs both dark and luminous.” UNCUT
We are pleased to announce the return to Australia of Seattle based singer-songwriter, Laura Veirs.
Headed back to promote her Nonesuch release, ‘Year of Meteors’, Laura teams up with the equally talented Jen Cloher, for a week of shows around the country together.
Both Laura and Jen are set to appear at The Harvest Festival in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula wine region, along with headline shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Veirs’ background in geology and kinship with the rugged landscape meld together with her punk performing roots to form an unusual musical outlook. Following up her mesmerising album ‘Carbon Glacier’ was no mean feat, however Laura once again crafts inventive and artful pop songs with her enchanting ‘Year of Meteors’
“Ms. Veirs’s songs qualify as poems: they’re careful, word-conscious, narrative, neither foggy nor overwritten, and tend to give you a take on regular life experience that you don’t quite expect.”— The New York Times
She returns in duo mode, performing with ‘Year of Meteors’ producer, Tucker Martine. Both Tucker and Laura recently worked on the new The Decemberists album, Laura lending her vocal’s and Tucker on production duties.
We could think of no more perfect match for Laura’s intimate poetry, then that of Jen Cloher. Her heartfelt, sultry blend of blues-edged, country-flecked rock strikes a similar chord. Having toured with the likes of Ben Lee, Mia Dyson and Missy Higgins, Jen has established herself as one of the most sought after artists on the live scene. She is set to perform as a two-piece, delivering songs off her warmly received 2006 release, ‘Dead Wood Falls’
And the critics like her too:
“Moody, blues-touched minimalism around aching lyrics… with a voice seemingly built for loneliness, Cloher impresses.” Sydney Morning Herald
“One of 2006’s most anticipated releases. And if that sounds like an overblown cliche, check them out live and see what I’m on about. ” Inpress Magazine
Laura Veirs website
Jen Cloher website
When: Wed 17-01-07
Where: The Zoo
When: Thu 18-01-07
Where: The Basement
When: Sat 20-01-07
Where: Harvest Festival
When: Tue 23-01-07
Where: Corner Hotel
When: Wed 24-01-07
Where: Hyde Park Hotel Back Room
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