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Upcoming shows: William the Conqueror... SLUG... Vera Sola... Weyes Blood... C Duncan... Jo Rose... Otoboke Beaver... The Coathangers... BC Camplight... Simone Felice... Rozi Plain... Lowly... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... Kiran Leonard... The Essex Green... Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton... James Yorkston... The Beths... Hayes Carll... Robert Forster & Band... Siobhan Wilson... Jason Lytle... Spencer Krug... Solo Collective... Jesse Malin... The Sheepdogs... Jeffrey Lewis... Lawrence Arabia... Gratis #1: Gaygirl... Justin Townes Earle... The Burning Hell... The Stroppies... The Catenary Wires... Deerhoof... Mark Mulcahy... The Album Leaf... Jesca Hoop... Robyn Hitchcock... The Delines... BC Camplight...

When: 7pm on Wednesday 27 February 2019
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be bringing Laura Gibson back to Soup Kitchen!

Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille.

Her last album, Empire Builder, was praised by Pitchfork as ‘a cathartic tale of loss and redemption’, and was called ‘a triumph’ by Uncut. Both literary and raw, with a love of traditional folk music and a bent toward experimentation, she has toured four continents, and had the distinct honour of performing the very first NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

She recently completed an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College, and her sharpened language and story telling abilities are on full display on her new record Goners, on City Slang Records.

Local support comes from Kind Stranger. Kind Stranger are spoken word artist Ellaney Hayden with songwriters Brynn Chappell and Gareth Price. The newly formed Manchester trio summon up a dreamy blend of Americana and country soul, which pays the tariff of debt to those magicians who have come before while their songs relevant to the here and now. Kind Stranger are currently preparing to record their debut single.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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