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Laura Marling for Vicar St. and the Coors Open House Festival
The folk singer-songwriter has rescheduled her Vicar St. gig and is confirmed to headline the Coors Light 13th Open House Festival.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 13 Apr 2011
2011 Brits and NME award-winning English folk artist, Laura Marling's cancelled Dec 7 Vicar St. show has been rescheduled to June 23 with support from London folk trio, Louise And The Pins.
Marling has also been confirmed as a headline act at the Coors Light 13th Open House Festival, Belfast on June 24. Other artists scheduled to perform at the festival which runs from June 22-26 are Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers, Villages, and The Low Anthem.
Before starting work on her latest album, I Speak Because I Can, Marling clearly instructed the album's producer Ethan Johns - whose previous work with artists such as Kings of Leon and Emmylou Harris she credits for rousing her interest in music - that "this is very much my stepping stone…and this is England." The result is a mature record which marks Marling's discovery of her own identity and has traces of womanliness throughout. Despite the Americana influences of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, this 10-song sophisticated album is marked by a quintessential Englishness.
Marling's debut album, Alas, I Cannot Swim, was released in 2008 and heralded Marling as an extraordinary songwriter with a pure, bright and unusually beautiful voice. Its successor was recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios near Bath and Eastcote Studios in London.
One of the album's gem tracks, 'Goodbye England,' is a rumination on love, independence and the English countryside. "All of this album is a lot about my childhood, " Marling says, "and I grew up in the countryside and you can hear a lot of the countryside in this album…The beauty of England resonates with me more than any the rind of beauty. And I think that ends up defining you as a person, where you're from, and you can acclimatize to anything but the wind of England shakes my bones."
Tickets for Laura Marling at Vicar St. on June 23 are €25 euro and are available at Ticketmaster. Tickets for the cancelled gig are valid for the new date or a refund is possible from the point of purchase.