Laura Gibson en Laura Gibson Plays Tiny Desk Concert No. 200 We call her the Typhoid Mary of the Tiny Desk.<p>Singer-songwriter <a href="">Laura Gibson</a> served as the inspiration and guinea pig for the Tiny Desk Concerts back in the spring of 2008, after Bob Boilen and I witnessed her struggle to be heard over the din of a yappy crowd at SXSW. I suggested to Bob that we'd be better off asking her to play a concert at his desk rather than straining to hear her at a bar, so we waited around after the show and suggested the notion to Gibson. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 22:39:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 23375 at Laura Gibson Plays Tiny Desk Concert No. 200 Laura Gibson On World Cafe <a href="" target="_blank">Laura Gibson</a>'s new album, <em>La Grande</em>, is built around a surprising musical contrast: Her hushed voice remains as quiet as ever, but her songs are louder and more complex. Although simplicity and lack of volume characterize Gibson's earlier work, her music today feels bigger without sacrificing intimacy: It meditates on mortality, carrying a weight of seriousness without being heavy. It's dark, but dispensed with a light touch.<p><em>La Grande</em> sounds just the way it's pronounced: grand. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:17:00 +0000 23114 at Laura Gibson On World Cafe