Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames

Ten months on, the glow of Laura Veirs' sumptuous July Flame still hasn't sputtered: even though the album is named for the northern hemisphere's nicest month of summer, the record's quiet strumming and folk harmonies actually seem more appropriate during the winter months. Now, Veirs is re-releasing The Trials and Travails of Orphan Mae on red vinyl. The album turns ten this year, and was the inspiration, says Veirs, for July Flame, her most recent and most accomplished release. And as a human being, Veirs is pretty inspiring, too: she toured throughout her recent pregnancy, and continues to do so with her six-month-old son in tow. If you need a pick-me-up, check out the photo of baby Tennessee sleeping underneath what appears to be a shrouded mixing board. Aww. With Leslie Stevens & The Badgers, Led to Sea. SARA BRICKNER

Sat., Nov. 6, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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