Found Light, the new LP from Laura Veirs, is not a divorce album. It is true, however, that at the start of Autumn 2019, Veirs separated from her longtime husband, her longtime producer, and the father of her two sons. It is also true that it was a contentious and complicated breakup, so hurtful Veirs even wondered if she would ever make music again. Had that part of her identity, which seemed intractably intertwined with her partner for so long, been swallowed in the split?
But Veirs persevered, not to make a divorce album but instead to capture inquisitive and surprisingly assured snapshots of what comes after. Despite the sadness and suffering that prompted these 14 graceful wonders, Found Light is a testament to the inspiration of independence, to shaping new possibilities for yourself from someone else’s old mess. It is a reminder that we are always capable of something more.
While it’s technically the 12th studio LP, it also, in many ways, feels like her debut: Found Light is her very first record with co-production credits (alongside Shahzad Ismaily), and finds Veirs embracing a self-sovereignty and artistic independence she’d never known previously.
This is an open-air, limited-capacity event.
Thanks to our sponsor, Ohana Kitchen, you can now order a delicious poke bowl and have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive to enjoy during the show. Good food, good music, and good people - we love it!
Order cut-off is 1pm on day of show. Add any of these bowls below to your order:
OHANA CLASSIC - poke bowl on white sushi rice, raw ahi tuna, green & sweet onion, chili relish, cucumber, macadamia nuts, sesame seeds & Ohana sauce.
SPICY CRUNCHY AHI - poke bowl on white sushi rice, raw ahi tuna, green & sweet onion, masago, cucumber, jalapeno, Maine kelp, garlic crisps, sesame seeds & Sriracha aioli.
MISO SALMON - poke bowl on white sushi rice, raw salmon, green onion, tobiko, edamame, Maine Seaweed Salad, cucumber, pickled red onion, shallot crisps & miso lime sauce.
NORTHEAST CHICKEN - poke bowl on white sushi rice, chicken, broccoli, sweet potato, carrots, green onion, crispy red onion, sesame seeds & miso lime sauce.
SOYJOY - poke bowl on white sushi rice, Maine organic tofu, green onion, cucumber, carrot, edamame, micro greens, avocado sesame seeds & ginger chili vinaigrette sauce.