with Stelth Ulvang (of the Lumineers and Dovekins)
Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille. Her last album, Empire Builder, was praised by Pitchfork as “a cathartic tale of loss and redemption”, and was called “a triumph” by Uncut Magazine. Both literary and raw, with a love of traditional folk music and a bent toward experimentation, she has toured four continents, and had the distinct honor of performing the very first NPR Tiny Desk Concert. She recently completed an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College, and her sharpened language and story telling abilities are on full display on Goners, a new record to be released by Barsuk and City Slang Records on October 26, 2018. Laura will be performing with her 4-piece band.
The Fader: “Rejoice, for Laura Gibson has finally released new music.”
NPR: “Laura Gibson dons a pink dress and wreaks havoc”
Stelth Ulvang never slows down. Even on stage as the multi-instrumentalist of
The Lumineers, he dashes from piano to guitar, from drums to accordion. His solo
music has been described as “raw and whimsical chamber folk” though at times
enveloping just a simple folk song, bursting at the seams. His recordings stretch
his melodies and lyrics, at it’s grandest, with a 20 piece chamber orchestra. Live,
Stelth is mostly accompanied by his partner in crime, Dorota Szuta.
Together they waltz around instruments, handing guitars or a bass back and
forth, and building harmonies on tops of the trails of each others melodies. Dorota
adds a lightness to his ferocity, and other times her violin tears rapidly through
their raucous tunes. Inhabiting all edges of the stage, Stelth Ulvang puts on a hell
of a performance of infectious storytelling bookended by shouts and murmurs of
his many thoughts and explorations with nature, space, and people.
His new record, American Boredom, will be released Spring of 2018.