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Laura Gibson

Jan. 15
7 p.m.
$12-$14
Americana, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Musical progression and personal reflection define small-town Oregon-bred singer-songwriter Laura Gibson’s fifth album, October’s Goners. Partly inspired by the death of Gibson’s father when she was 14, the record follows her recently earned MFA in creative writing and contains some of her most literary lyricism yet, and though some of it’s raw and plainly acoustic guitar-based, it ultimately feels more epic than intimate thanks to its big arrangements, including swooping strings. With Stelth Ulvang.