Everything on the website is 20% off! This includes the recently released Hello I Must Be Going Soundtrack (Download); The award winning Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs For Children on CD, LP or download (Quantity CD discounts still apply!); original paintings from the “King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O” Video (Every vinyl purchase still gets one added free) and the rest of Laura’s in-stock catalog, apparel (for young and old!) and quality goods.
Laura was interviewed about her recent Hello I Must Be Going Soundtrack for the legendary Variety magazine in this article on indie musicians scoring films.
Meanwhile, Coolmompicks.com added Laura’s Tumble Bee to their top music picks of the year, and an honorable mention in the Fids and Kamily poll.
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+
I was honored to sing on a couple of tracks of Beth Orton’s kickass new album, “Sugaring Season.” I’ll be singing with her at this show coming up, too. Hope some of you can make it!
Laura Veirs is the sole contributor to the soundtrack for the feature film Hello I Must Be Going from director Todd Louiso, starring Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Abbott and Blythe Danner.
Laura will be performing three songs prior to the Portland premiere of the film at The Fox Theater, Friday Sept 21st at 7pm.
The soundtrack features eight instrumental versions of previously released songs, five catalog favorites, and one new vocal track, “Spring Song”.
Laura had the pleasure of joining My Morning Jacket on the Main Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.
“Breathtaking, vibrant, diverse, and fun.” -Ken Maiuri, Daily Hampshire Gazette
On July 3, Spare the Rock Records released Science Fair, eighteen exclusive track,s all sung by women and girls, themed around and benefiting science and engineering education for girls. The album features new music from artists including Mates of State, Laura Veirs, Elizabeth Mitchell and many more.
Extensive research shows that girls, from rural areas to the suburbs to the inner cities, aren’t getting the foundational education they need to get into science fields when they grow up. The same research shows that girls–especially girls of color–are persistently given the message–explicitly or implicitly–that they can’t do science. As women are significantly underrepresented in science-related fields, Science Fair will be part of changing that, both through the message of the record itself (featuring all songs sung by women) and through the financial contributions it will generate, supporting programs that improve girls’ science education.
Continuing a run of blogs about brilliant animated music videos, check out this treasure from multi-disciplinary designer Britta Johnson. In November last year American folk musician Laura Veirs released Tumble Bee, an album of childrenâ€™s songs old and new inspired by the birth of her first child last summer. The video for King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O was animated by Britta Johnson with a cast of curious characters in colourful watercolour glory.
Read the complete interview at Amelia’s Magazine.
Animated by Britta Johnson