Laura Barrett (new video and tour)

Above is Canada’s beloved and bespectacled musical linguist Laura Barrett with the video for ‘The Wood Between Worlds’. Plucking clock like tones on her signature instrument the kalimba (an African thumb-piano, literally translated as little music), her voice warms with rich melodies and arrangements. Riding high from her Earth Sciences EP, which garnered both national radio airplay and critical acclaim, she’s jumped on tour with The Magnetic Fields (dates below) for an eleven-date North American tour.

Thu 02/04/10 WASHINGTON, DC | Lisner Auditorium
Sat 02/06/10 MONTREAL, QC | Corona Theatre
Mon 02/08/10 TORONTO, ON | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Wed 02/10/10 BOSTON, MA | Wilbur Theatre
Thu 02/11/10 BOSTON, MA | Wilbur Theatre
Thu 03/04/10 MILWAUKEE, WI | Pabst Theatre
Fri 03/05/10 BLOOMINGTON, IN | Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
Sat 03/06/10 ST LOUIS, MO | The Pageant
Sun 03/07/10 CHICAGO, IL | Harris Theatre, Millennium Park
Mon 03/08/10 CHICAGO, IL | Harris Theatre, Millennium Park
Wed 03/10/10 NEW YORK, NY | Town Hall