It takes roughly three days to travel on the Amtrak from Portland, Or. to the East Coast. At a speed of roughly 50 miles per hour, the Empire Builder rumbles across the Willamette River and Columbia River Draw Bridge, past rolling hills and scenic landscapes. In theory, the trip gives plenty of time to rest and reflect, and for a calm spirit like singer/songwriter Laura Gibson, it allows her to pull from nature as it scrolls past the window. The folk musician sketched the title track of her new album on that very train, as she traveled two years ago toward a new life in New York City. Gibson was headed for grad school to study creative writing at Manhattan’s Hunter College, leaving behind her family and a long-time boyfriend.
Laura Gibson – Empire Builder. Label: Barsuk Records – BARK162LP. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo. Piano, Synth Bass, Voice, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Laura Gibson. Upright Bass – Nate Query (tracks: 5, 6). Violin, Viola, Synth Bass, Voice – Peter Broderick.
Artists Laura Gibson Empire Builder. Empire Builder Laura Gibson. This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 66/175 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Empire Builder.
Laura Gibson has always painted with words. I captured this video footage while traveling from Oregon to New York on the Empire Builder and Lake Shore Limited Amtrak trains; so the music video and the song have existed together since their beginnings. At the time, I was moving to New York to attend graduate school. I had known for a while that I needed some sort of change, a new challenge in my life and work
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|5||Five And Thirty||4:44|
|6||The Search For Dark Lake||3:29|
|10||The Last One||4:29|
|BARK162LP||Laura Gibson||Empire Builder (LP, Album)||Barsuk Records||BARK162LP||US||2016|
|Slang50091||Laura Gibson||Empire Builder (CD, Album)||City Slang||Slang50091||UK & Europe||2016|
|Slang50091LP||Laura Gibson||Empire Builder (LP, Album)||City Slang||Slang50091LP||Germany||2016|
|Slang50091P||Laura Gibson||Empire Builder (CD, Album, Promo)||City Slang||Slang50091P||UK & Europe||2016|