Laura Veirs “The Lookout” (Bella Union, 2018)

After the profile raising ‘Case/Lang/Veirs‘ album and tour of a couple of year’s back, ‘The Lookout‘ see’s Laura Veirs return to solo work, albeit solo accompanied by a number of Americana celebrity collaborators. It’s also, on the surface, a return to Veirs’ earlier style of working – unlike the full band power of ‘Saltbreakers‘ and ‘July Flame‘ this is a far more acoustic album, showcasing in sharp relief Veirs’ distinctive vocal and powerful way with the lyric. Continue reading “Laura Veirs “The Lookout” (Bella Union, 2018)”

Laura Veirs has a new album pending release

“What’s going on with Laura Veirs?” is a question we find ourselves asking with ever increasing frequency.  Ok, there was the case/lang/veirs album in 2016, but the last true Laura Veirs album was Warp and Weft – and that was 2013.  Twenty-Thirteen !  “Is this the troubadour work ethic ?” we ask ourselves.  “When will we have great tunes again from the Portland songbird ?” we query.  Well – the 13th of April.  That is when, Uncut reports, the next release from Laura Veirs will hit the shops.  And on-line sellers as well. Continue reading “Laura Veirs has a new album pending release”