SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Schokoladen, 8pm
Some might say music runs in Laura Stevenson’s blood; the 30-year-old singer-songwriter is the granddaughter of composer and arranger Harry Simeone and singer Margaret McCravy. Stevenson’s own musical trajectory started to take shape at a young age, when she learned the piano and wrote songs of her own. Later, in her teen years, she performed in choral groups and picked up the guitar as well.
But it wasn’t until she began playing with friends’ bands that Stevenson discovered a new-found confidence in music. After joining music collective Bomb the Music Industry!, she embarked on the solo singer-songwriter path, forming Laura Stevenson and the Cans, and releasing albums in 2010, 2011, and 2013.
The most recent, last year’s ‘Wheel’, is a 13-song work complete with gorgeous vocal lines, vulnerable lyrics, moments of finger-picking brilliance, and a whole gamut of emotions. This autumn, Stevenson takes her music out on Europe’s roads, with a 26-date tour. Her Berlin stop is on Thanksgiving Day, as Stevenson plays Schokoladen alongside fellow American Emperor X. Natalye Childress
Schokoladen, Ackerstraße 169, 10115 Berlin; 030 28 26 527; U: Rosenthaler Platz; admission: €5-7.