Laura Veirs, Rachel Lipson

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Friday, October 15, 2004

Against all odds, there are new guitar-playing singer/songwriters with new things to say and new ways to say it. Two such subtle innovators join host David Garland to play and talk about their music in the WNYC studio. Seattle-based Laura Veirs has gained an enthusiastic audience in Europe, and, with the Nonesuch release of her album "Carbon Glacier," is poised for wider exposure here. Her songs about the ocean, the creative impulse, and "topographic lines" have a sophisticated simplicity, and she plays a mean guitar. Rachel Lipson hasn't been widely heard yet, but this performance, which includes ukelele player David Herman Dune, gives you the chance to experience her stripped-down, understated, dream-like songs which have one foot in Woody Guthrie territory and the other in the avant garde.
Additional information:
» More about Laura Veirs
» Rachel Lipson's website
» hermandune
» Olive Juice Music
» Blue Bomber catalogue

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