This is a huge show — especially for a weeknight in Savannah.
Laura Marling’s Working Holiday Solo Tour brings her to Live Wire Music Hall on Wednesday, October 17th for a show at Live Wire Music Hall on River Street. It’s another production from Wagatail; the cover is a measly $8 and the music is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. (we’ll see about that, obviously).
She’s just 22 years old, but already has an impressive body of work behind her and is considered one of the rising stars in the world of indie folk. She was awarded Best Female Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards (more or less equivalent to the Grammys here in the U.S.).
More about Marling from Ticketfly:
“Singer/songwriter Laura Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile. Endowed with a husky voice, an acoustic guitar, and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs (characteristics that find her compared favorably to artists like Lily Allen, Regina Spektor, and Martha Wainwright), Marling quickly made a name for herself throughout England thanks to a heavy touring schedule and a few high-profile gigs, not the least of which included an appearance at the 2006 City Showcase: Spotlight London and as the opening act for Jamie T. Although she was still without a label one year later, her debut EP, My Manic and I, was slated for independent release in the late fall of 2007. This status didn’t last for long, however, because in early 2008, signed to Virgin, Marling issued Alas I Cannot Swim, which also came as part of a multimedia Songbox package. In 2010, Marling released her sophomore album, I Speak Because I Can, which debuted at number three on the U.K. albums chart and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Marling’s third studio album, A Creature I Don’t Know, arrived on September 9, 2011.” – Margaret Reges, AllMusicGuide
“Sophia”, which like a number of Marling’s videos has over a million plays on YouTube:
“All My Rage”:
“Don’t Ask Me Why/Salinas” live:
Marling’s Tiny Desk Concert at NPR: