Extraordinary Voice, Compositions bring Laura Marling’s Music to Mass MoCA Oct. 26 [Berkshire on Stage]


North Adams, MA – During Laura Marling’s first British tour five years ago, she and her band were turned away from the gig because at only 17 she was too young to gain admittance to the nightclub. The enterprising musicians set up shop on the street outside the club and played to an enthusiastic crowd on the sidewalk in London’s Soho. A little older but still demonstrating a trademark unwillingness to reach for image-based, mainstream success, Marling stops at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, on Friday, October 26, as part of her Working Holiday Solo tour. NPR says, “With a sound characterized by graceful, refined lyricism and remarkable melodies, she’s attracted widespread praise.”

Known for a silvery, strong voice, and a clear-eyed comprehension of the world, Marling trailblazed a folk revival among the UK’s young and fashionable and was named “best British female solo artist” at age 21. While some of her songs lay bare her fantasies about a normal way of life that she missed by hitting the road at such a young age, and her insecurities about having left school before she finished, she sums up her performing philosophy, saying, “I just think of everything I do and how happy it will make me to do it.”

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