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Woodstock Wednesday – Laura Marling

by SirLady on September 4, 2013

You may have caught Laura Marling the other night performing at David Letterman, she will be playing Woodstock this Friday night at The Bearsville Theatre.

Marling’s backstory courtesy of WikiPedia:

Laura Marling ,the youngest of three daughters, Marling was born in Hampshire, England, to a music teacher and learned guitar at an early age.   Her father Sir Charles William Somerset Marling the 5th Marling Baronet ran a recording studio, introduced her to folk music and shaped her musical taste, an experience that Marling later described as “a bit of a blessing and a bit of a curse. I couldn’t slot myself into the age-appropriate genre  Marling was educated at Leighton Park School, a private Quaker school in Reading, Berkshire. Marling later revealed that during her secondary school years she felt uneasy around other people and was afraid of death—in 2013, Marling described her teenage self as “weird”.

At the age of 16 years, Marling moved to London, where she soon joined a cluster of intertwined bands that were drawn to acoustic instruments and tradition-tinged melodies—the group formed a musical movement that was labelled “nu-folk” by the British press. Marling joined the original line-up of indie folk band Noah and the Whale and appears as a background vocalist on their début album Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down; however, she left the group before the album’s 2008 release due to a dissolved relationship with a fellow band member. Marling also appeared on The Rakes track “Suspicious Eyes”, from the band’s 2007 album Ten New Messages, credited as ‘Laura Marlin’. Marling would later collaborate with Mystery Jets and contributed guest vocals to the single “Young Love” that was released 24 March 2008

Looking forward to catching her live and giving her a warm Woodstock welcome.

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