December 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM – Folk-Rock Concert with Laura Meyer

December 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM         Laura Meyer

(Migratory folk-rock poet)       

Winner of the 2013 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition , see:

“It’s hard to put your finger on Laura Meyer. On the title track of her new album Been Here Before, she starts off sweetly singing: Been here before/ Got a rope against my neck/ Been here before/ I guess I never left. The tender folk vocals don’t prepare you for the striking left turn the album takes next, delivering the hard driving blues of “Motel Room Blues #1.” Meyer looks like a sweet little waif, but there’re dark corners seething under her ingénue exterior.

Alternating between folk and blues, she’s a skinny white chick with soul to burn, and inside are tough-minded songs that simply don’t seem like they could have come from her. On “Don’t Let Them Collect You,” a martial new wave beat delivers an edict about being trapped by exactly the sort of stereotyping I’m engaging in: Don’t let them collect you/ Don’t let them collect you/ They’re just trying to get you/ Put you on their shelf// No one’s gonna protect you/ no one’s coming to the rescue/ they’re just trying to dissect you/ So you better take care for yourself.”

– Glen Starkey, SLO New Times

Admission:  by donationGenre:  acoustic blues

Age:      all-ages

Concert Series hosts:  Norm & Sol Johnson (360) 765-3449 or cell 206-459-6854 or
                                 83 Hazel Point Court
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