Preview: Laura Marling and Timber Timbre at the Guildhall (14/3/12)

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On March 14th, winner of the Best Female Solo Artist in 2011 at the Brits, Laura Marling graces Southampton’s Guildhall. The English folk musician continues her UK tour, preceding dates around Europe in addition to earning herself a position in the line-up for the hugely anticipated Californian based festival; Coachella. Aged just 22, Marling has already released three successful studio albums, with two being nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Having previously toured alongside a number of established British musicians such as Jamie T, she will be accompanied at the Guildhall by Canadian blues-folk trio Timber Timbre. Their third album, self-entitled and released in 2009, was re-released after signing with Canadian independent record label Arts & Crafts and presented to them an ever expanding audience and a growing legion of fans; a long way off from their smaller scale debut LPs. Armed with a violin, autoharp and guitar, the unique and soothing sounds of the band sufficiently compliment and epitomise the genre.

Flying the folk flag high amongst an industry infatuated with an increasing reliance on digital manipulation, this night will illustrate the raw but simple power of artists and their instruments. The last date of their collaborative UK tour, this is not an event to be missed.

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