May 16th, 2013 by raven
Support this urban watershed and get the album via Bandcamp.
The record “Songs for Johnson Creek” was assembled by Matt Clark, executive director of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and features Laura Veirs and Aaron Nigel Smith, among other artists. Money from the 12-song project will initially go towards a Council project to install logs and boulders in-stream and excavate side-channel habitat in hopes of benefiting the creek’s native Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.
The album features “songs for all ages,” with a healthy complement of children’s music.
Once the salmon habitat restoration is fully funded — the Council has so far raised $71,000 of the $86,000-plus required for the effort — the album proceeds will help fund an interpretive boardwalk alongside Johnson Creek.
The Johnson Creek group has received funds for the habitat restoration from Portland General Electric Co., Oregon Wildlife and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.
“This is our fundraising focus right now because we still need about $20,000 to fully fund this element of the project, and it’ll start in less than two months,” said Clark.
May 6th, 2013 by raven
Welcome to planet Earth, young son Oz Rhodes Martine! Born May 2, 7 lbs 3 oz.
April 8th, 2013 by raven
Our three year old would agree with Rolling Stone: My Morning Jackets’ Carl Broemel is a “New Guitar God.”
February 4th, 2013 by raven
For 13 years Tucker and I have been making records in basements. I’ve never made a record in a proper studio. I’m so excited that we get to work at his new Flora Studio for my next album!
February 1st, 2013 by raven
February 1, 2013
Happy New Year, friends!
I am happy to announce that Tucker and I are expecting our second kid April 27. I can’t believe I still have three months to go!
In other big news, we are recording my next full-length record in Tucker’s studio starting March 6. We will be wrangling new friends and old into this. I’ve been writing away for quite some time. Though sometimes I feel like tearing my hair out, mostly I feel so grateful that writing and playing music is what I do for a living.
More on the record as it progresses. We hope to finish it before the baby comes (fingers quadruple crossed) and release it in late August on Raven Marching Band in North America and Bella Union everywhere else.
January 10th, 2013 by raven
I’m excited to be a part of this benefit and to sing a duet with Colin Meloy. – Laura
John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders:
- A Benefit for My Music Rx -
Feb 13th, 2013
Limited VIP Tickets and Gift Bag $75.00
with The Portland UK:
December 11th, 2012 by raven
Bring in the New Year with Laura Veirs and her friends at their Fifth Annual Two Beers Veirs New Year’s Celebration at the Laurelthirst Pub. The band includes Nate Query, John Moen (both Decemberists), Jon Neufeld (Jackstraw) and Annalisa Tornfelt
(Black Prairie). Expect barn-burning hoe-downs, hot Led Zeppelin jams, and Jimi Hendrix licks. Five local luminaries will join the band during their set: Luz Elena Mendoza (Y La Bamba), Garth Klippert (Old Light), Mike Coykendall and two identical secret guests. Annalisa Tornfelt’s jazz project (Virginia Brooks and the Brooks Brothers) and Mike Coykendall will play opening sets.
December 31st, 2012 8:30 pm / Laurelthirst Pub / 2958 Northeast Glisan Street Portland, OR / $25 / 21+