Blind Pilot / Laura Veirs and the Hall of Flames / Mimicking Birds
This Portland six-piece combo plays pleasant indie rock reminiscent of their Oregon brethren Blitzen Trapper. Listen at myspace.com/goblindpilot
Laura Veirs composed her new album "July Flame" mostly in odd tunings on her “crappy nylon-string guitar” (though her Les Paul electric guitar, banjo, and piano also figured in) in the barn behind her house in Portland, Ore. The album is a relatively stripped-down folk record highlighting Veirs’ masterful finger picking guitar and confident vocals.