What's that in the air? I do believe it's that blend of prog-folk, dystopic-stage-musical, acoustic-glitch everyone's doing nowadays.
Totonto artist Laura Barrett first played a kalimba in front of real live people in August 2005. Something about her plaintive voice and speculative lyrics, combined with the crisp, metallic sounds of the kalimba, struck people's fancy, so she played another show. And then a few more!
Check out her myspace page.
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