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Studio Session: Laura Marling

Although she is only 22, Laura Marling is both an accomplished performer and one of the UK’s brightest up-and-coming songwriters. Her first two records were each nominated for the Mercury Prize, and last year she won a Brit Award for best female solo artist. Those are heady awards for an artist whose songs unfold in rather quiet ways, with a lyrical depth that rewards repeated listening, and a voice that gains a kind of gravity and elegance as Marling sings in her lower register.

Marling stopped by OPB to record this session while on tour with Andrew Bird (for whom she opened the night before at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall). She performs four songs from her most recent record, her third, titled A Creature I Don’t Know.

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