Jon Paxton reports:
Portland's Laura Gibson came into town recently to play a date at Urban Lounge. While she was here she graced Slowtrain in Salt Lake City with an in-store performance as a part of their awesome new music showcases.
Gibson's beautiful and enchantingly sweet vocal style complement her very proficient and inventive acoustic guitar. As she played cuts off her first album and latest release Beasts of Seasons (currently on sale at Slowtrain), she began to win over the unsuspecting local fans and made me interested in checking her set out the next time she's in the region: April 4th w/ Brinton Jones and Damien Jurado at Velour in Provo, 8 p.m. $10.
Gibson also has a disarmingly sweet stage presence that accompanied her light banter superbly. Not many artists can pull off a good in-store performance solo but Gibson showed what the Portland scene and her new breed of singer songwriters are offering the world. Don't miss her the next time she slides into town. (Jon Paxton)