Relaxing in the garden. Laura Marling takes a break from her tour to smell the… ivy. (C) Hollie Fernando.

The Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA. Sun. 5-14-17, Doors 7p, Show 7:30p. $25.
Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA. Tues. 5-16-17, Doors 7p, Show 8p. $25.

As soon as we listened to Semper Femina, we knew we had to see this British folk songstress. Recording music as a nineteen-year-old, Laura Marling’s career includes impressing Ryan Adams enough that he threw away an album and re-recorded Ashes & Fire, all at an age most girls stumble around drunk because it’s legal. At the age of 27 today, Marling has released her sixth full-length album earlier this year (and yes, we have reviewed it here… and yes, also greatly enjoyed it). To sum up: Semper Femina is just as it sounds, with a lyrical intelligence and simplicity to it that we feel is… well… perhaps you’ll best understand listening to our favorite, “Nothing, Not Nearly.” There. Does that hit the spot? We hope so.

If you enjoy incisive lyrics, strings, and clear, crystal simplicity, then you’ll want to check out this album; check out some more tracks on her Soundcloud, too. Even those aren’t grapevines in that promo pic, this Brit’s still a draught of good wine that you’ll want to imbibe with a tasteful friend. Editor’s Note: A good bottle of wine is more costly than admission here.

Further tour dates on her website as well. Catch y’all there,

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