Luara Viers – First Listen: “July Flame” Album


December 21, 2009 – Laura Veirs‘ latest release, the stripped-down July Flame, uses atmosphere and tension as the connective tissue for its songs. Veirs, who’s been setting her observations to song since 1999, says she was in a writing slump going into this record, so she challenged herself with odd tunings on her nylon-string guitar. She dug deep inside for inspiration, did away with her full band for most of the album and wrote many of these tracks in her barn in Portland, Ore.

Read more and Listen @  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121631222

~ by castleqwayr on December 29, 2009.

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