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Laura Marling with Valley Queen


Showbox (map) Downtown
Fri., April 28, 9 p.m. 2017 All Ages

Kelly O

On the basis of recent recordings, it would be easy to mistake Mercury Prize nominee Laura Marling for an American, but the British singer-songwriter is simply drawn to Southern cities, like Nashville, and country artists, like Dolly Parton. Semper Femina, her sixth studio album, draws on folk and pop influences from Nick Drake to Joni Mitchell, but if unruffled defines her demeanor, frustration roils beneath the surface, especially on “Wild Fire,” where she warns gas-lighters to step off. Unlike Marling, a veteran at 27, LA quartet Valley Queen are just getting started. Their new EP, Destroyer, fuses the torch and twang of Linda Ronstadt with the sturdy musculature of Heart. Natalie Carol is the kind of commanding frontwoman Marling has been championing for years. KATHY FENNESSY

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