Laura Veirs + Karl Blau

$15+Charges

On of our favorite eclectic artists as Laura Veirs returns with a new CD to Jammin Java.  Both Laura and opener Karl Blau will show us their skills at creating full songs by themselves with the aid of electronic looping.  Laura has a new album titled Warp and Weft which is to be released on August 20th.

I have bought 4 seats at table G in the premier seating area.  Please join us and get a seat at this or the neighboring tables.  This is a Saturday night so we may do dinner before the show.

https://jamminjava.com/events/laura-veirs

Bio: Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she often spent summers camping with her family, which gave her much of her songwriting inspiration. Veirs has said that she didn't seriously listen to music until she was in her 20s; instead, she just heard what was in her environment. She listened to folk, country, classical and pop music around the house and on the radio during her youth.

Attending Carleton College in rural Minnesota, Veirs latched onto feminist punk rock from the Pacific Northwest, eventually starting an all-female punk band called "Rair Kx!". Laura studied geology and Mandarin Chinese. After college, she embraced older country and folk music. Her first foray into songwriting started with a geological expedition in China, where she served as translator. She was miserable and immersed herself into writing lyrics as a way of coping.

She put out her own self-titled album Laura Veirs, recorded live and featuring just her and guitar, in 1999. She has since made five highly acclaimed records with producer Tucker Martine. 2003 saw the release of Troubled by the Fire, a full-band effort that found the artist sharing the studio with such luminaries as Bill Frisell and violist Eyvind Kang. She signed to Nonesuch Records the following year with the atmospheric follow-up Carbon Glacier. Year of Meteors followed in August 2005. She collaborated with The Decemberists on "Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)", from their 2006 album The Crane Wife. Her sixth record, Saltbreakers, was released worldwide on Nonesuch Records in April 2007.

Veirs' seventh album, July Flame, was released in January 2010 on her own record label, Raven Marching Band Records (in North America) and on Bella Union (in Europe and the rest of the world).

Veirs tours frequently in Europe, North America and Australia both solo and with a backing band consisting of a rotating cast including Karl Blau, Steve Moore, Tucker Martine, Keeley Boyle, Nelson Kempf, Eric Anderson, Kate O'Brien-Clarke and Alex Guy.

Veirs and Martine now live in Portland, Oregon.

 

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  • David

    For those that missed this show at JJ. Check out Laura on MBE.
    http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb131001laura_veirs

    October 2, 2013

  • David

    No formal dinner plan. We plan to be at JJ by 7pm

    September 21, 2013

    • David

      Getting early dinner at Velocity 5 on Gallows rd and Lee Hwy. Anyone may join us.

      September 21, 2013

    • David

      [masked] cell.

      September 21, 2013

  • Colleen

    We are at Velicity 5 on on Gallows Rd @ Lee Highway We will be here until time to leave for JJ
    (David & Colleen )

    September 21, 2013

  • David

    If anyone wants to go to this show on Saturday night. We have several tickets available for FREE to those who email me.

    September 15, 2013

    • Kelleyanne P

      This will be my first meetup with the group. Are we meeting at JJ at 7? I'm at Table H, next to your table.

      September 20, 2013

  • Kristine

    Hi, all! I bought ticket for one of the tables, but I'm not going to be able to attend after all. Anyone want my ticket? I'm willing to give it away for free... Wasn't all that expensive anyway!

    September 3, 2013

    • David

      Send Karen Gowda a message. Maybe she will want it.

      September 3, 2013

    • Kristine

      I still have that extra ticket, if anyone wants it. Free!!

      September 18, 2013

  • Karen G.

    David, Am I correct that you have 3 tickets at your table for ppl to purchase? If so, how much and how do we pay you?

    July 26, 2013

    • David

      I bought 4 becuase I believe some of my friends that attend regularly will likely attend. I don't know if I have any extras at the moment. Please buy a ticket at the table from JJ if they are available. The cost is $19 with the $4 fee.

      July 26, 2013

    • Kelleyanne P

      I got a seat at Table H, so next to you guys. Let me know about dinner - I'll be in DC for the book festival earlier but can meet up. See you then!

      August 27, 2013

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