Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Laura Gibson and The Portland Cello Project: Hands In Pockets

The cello has always been my favorite instrument (elegant, earthy, soaring, grounded), so it's no surprise I was drawn to Hands in Pockets on NPR's Song of the Day this week. Portland, Oregon (the *other* Portland) musician Laura Gibson teams up with The Portland Cello Project and the result is delicate, lilting, and simply pleasant in every way.

I was going to give you a little bio information, but I loved this blurb so much that I decided to just lift it from Laura Gibson's website:
Laura Gibson lives in Portland, sings songs and plays a nylon-stringed guitar. She grew up in a small isolated logging town called Coquille, in the South Coast region of Oregon, the daughter of the town’s kindergarten teacher and a forest ranger. She couldn’t tell you what band put out what particular album in what year, but she could probably describe where she was, how she felt and what you talked about, when she first met you, or what the trees looked like the last time her heart was broken...she likes trees.
You can read about and listen to Hands In Pockets at NPR's Song of the Day.

Here's a YouTube video of a live version of the song:

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