Gemma Laurence

Sat September 23 @ 6:30 PM
Heaven Can Wait
Ages 21 and Up
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Gemma Laurence is a Brooklyn-based indie folk singer-songwriter from the coast of Maine. Categorizing herself as “Sapphic folk,” Laurence takes inspiration from poets and songwriters from the past and present: Sappho, Adrienne Rich, Mary Oliver, Joni Mitchell, Ralph McTell, Elizabeth Bishop, and Frank O'Hara to name a few. Having grown up on the coast of Maine and the hills of Oxfordshire, Laurence’s time on both sides of the Atlantic influenced her unique sound: a fusion of foot-stomping Americana with a hint of English folk. The lilt of Laurence’s vocals and the poetic lyricism of her music has drawn comparisons to artists like Adrianne Lenker, Laura Marling, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Haley Heynderickx. Crafting a lush soundscape of rich acoustic textures, dreamy harmonies, and found sounds, Laurence’s timeless tracks call her listeners home to the people and places left behind for new beginnings.

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Gemma Laurence