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ERIC IAN FARMER AND LAURA BOSWELL, Thu 8/8, 7:30pm, $10/12
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
Eric Ian Farmer
Eric Ian Farmer . . .
No doubt, I sing for the love of it. If you have a mic for me to blow, maybe the people in the way back will feel some of the love, too. And if you mic my guitar I'll feel like a superstar".
"I write and sing about eternal love, mothers, a griot (an African historian/storyteller), bad communication in relationships, freedom . . and I sing like it matters - - because it does. At least, it feels that way to me.
Laura Boswell . . .
Laura is a vibrant, wholly original, deeply personal young artist. Her writing moves us closer to what the great Arthur Miller called the hidden narrative: the possibility of a moment of clarity, the experience of the genuine. I’m grateful for young writers like Laura in whose talent the deeply felt, sincere expression is very much alive and well.” – Grammy-Winning Songwriter Mike Reid
Laura exhibits a poetic and technical depth that has garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, and Norah Jones. She writes intimate folk music with classical influence; along with being a singer-songwriter, Laura has a degree in classical guitar performance and studied classical piano from a young age. She draws upon her training and many classical composers when crafting her own intricate style of songwriting. Laura views music as a bridge to human connection and vulnerability, as well as a powerful tool for fostering community. Laura has self-released two albums,
(November 2017). Hailing from the valleys of Central Pennsylvania, Laura has made a new home for herself in Western North Carolina where she continues to write, record, and perform.
Education: Laura has a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, where she also studied classical piano. In the fall of 2013 she studied with Los Angeles Guitar Quartet members Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Laura has participated in masterclasses with Pepe Romero (below), Denis Azabagic, Adam Holzman, Martha Masters, Ben Verdery, Sergio Assad, and Duo Sudamericano.
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