Laura Gibson headlined the show at The Echo on February 8, promoting her newest recording La Grande. In contrast to the energy and at-times extravagant stagecraft of opener Breathe Owl Breathe, Gibson captures the audience’s attention through the subtle landscapes her songs depict. Her styles range between delicate and fierce, with a genuine warmth and vulnerability to her stage presence. Throughout the night, Gibson and band members conveyed appreciation for the audience, while simultaneously, they seemed to be playing for the sheer enjoyment of performing together; they together wove an incredibly engaging and satisfying performance.
Photos and words by Taylor Woods