Laura Marling played Mercury Lounge yesterday and despite the crappy weather there was a huge line to get it. I am not quite sure why the show was not really talked about on other NY music blogs but she has gotten nods from SFJ and Jon Pareles.
The girl is British folk music in its purest form. When she sings, her face goes blank and she looks like she is in a trance but the gaze is very fitting to her dark lyrics. Her band was actually most of Mumford & Sons, who opened and they pulled out many string instruments like ukulele, violin, and banjo. This was an excellent show and I am sure she will be back for a proper headlining show at a bigger venue. So young. So talented.