|Live at Laman Featuring Shannon Wurst|
Event Type: MAIN - ADULT|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Since their debut in 2007, Shannon Wurst and her voice ¡ª the one that wraps around you like a sweet, slow slick of molasses ¡ª have firmly established themselves at the intersection of everyman folk and Americana rooted in the traditions of Kasey Chambers, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton.Library: William F. Laman Public Library Map to the Main Library
By turns plaintive and playful, Wurst¡¯s songs wade into the deep waters of lost love, winding rivers and small© own gossip before setting their lyrical sights on lighter fare, including an ambitious ivory©illed woodpecker masquerading as a black crow in 2010¡¯s critically©acclaimed What¡¯s More Honest Than a Song?
A 2011 review by Jivewired called the album, Wurst¡¯s sophomore solo effort, one of the most quietly beautiful records of the year, describing her sound as that of ¡°backpack©wearing broken©heart balladry¡± with ¡°a bittersweet honesty that reads like a musical diary¡± cut by a sense of ¡°wide©eyed optimism infused with a charming levity.¡±
Recent live performances by Wurst include appearances at the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival in Eurkea Springs, Ark.; Austin, Texas¡¯ South by Southwest; the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas; and The Palace Theatre in Crossville, Tenn. Radio and television appearances include the ¡°Fancy Mayhem Show¡± on DittyTV.com, along with the nationally syndicated ¡°Folk Sampler¡± with Mike Flynn, Daniel
Gold¡¯s ¡°Honest Tunes Radio Show,¡± and a live studio appearance on ¡°Blue Plate Special¡± with Matt Morelock. Wurst¡¯s music has been featured on FolkAlley.com and FrontPorchRadio.com, and she has
opened shows for Robert Earl Keen, Milk Drive and Railroad Earth.
In mid©2012, Wurst took a break from cross©country touring to return to the studio to record her fourth solo album, Lionheart Love. Inspiration for the forthcoming collection comes from Wurst¡¯s recent
travels, a release of wanderlust marked by indulgence in moments of quiet introspection, stops at junk stores, run©ins with a cult or two, and a concerted effort to learn to conquer love, both past and present, requited and unrequited, on a scale lived large.
Location: Lecture Hall - Main Library
Contact: Debra Wood
Contact Number: 501-771-1995 x105
Presenter: Debra S. Wood