Live at Laman Featuring Shannon Wurst

Event Type: MAIN - ADULT
Date: 3/14/2013
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.

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, 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 and, 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.
Library: William F. Laman Public Library    Map to the Main Library
Location: Lecture Hall - Main Library
Contact: Debra Wood
Contact Number: 501-771-1995 x105
Presenter: Debra S. Wood