Laura Gibson – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – September 13th, 2014

Laura Gibson

OPBMusic.org Presents STAGEPASS featuring acclaimed Oregonian singer-songwriter with gorgeous vocals

Laura Gibson

Vikesh Kapoor

Sat, September 13, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Laura Gibson
Laura Gibson
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter LAURA GIBSON is at work on her fourth album for Barsuk Records and will be performing a very special solo show which will include some of her new songs. Gibson recently moved from Oregon to New York, and the new album was recorded between semesters studying fiction writing at Hunter College's esteemed MFA program.
Vikesh Kapoor
Vikesh Kapoor
Following a spur-of-the-moment cross-country trip with a pair of fiery European girls, Vikesh Kapoor left school for a brief yet inspiring stint as a mason's apprentice. The America he had previously known resided narrowly between his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania and the New England university he left home for. Alongside his parents' own immigrant struggles, these experiences quickly witnessed Kapoor to the scope of the American dream.

A few years later, Kapoor performed at Howard Zinn's memorial service in Boston, in front of Zinn's family and colleagues (including Noam Chomsky). Roused by Zinn's lifelong battle against class/race injustice, Kapoor spent the next two years in Portland, Oregon working on his full-length debut record. The Ballad Of Willy Robbins, a concept album loosely based on a newspaper article, chronicles the brutal but hopeful story of a working class man who slowly loses everything: ambitions, health, family and shelter. It's a worker's tale, less specific to the blue-collar life as it is about anyone struggling to make something of themselves.

The Ballad Of Willy Robbins was co-produced by Adam Selzer (M. Ward) and features Nate Query (Decemberists, Black Prairie), Jeff Ratner (Langhorne Slim) and Birger Olsen (Denver).