BGS has partnered with American-made microphone company Ear Trumpet Labs (ETL) for the Portland Series which features ETL’s handcrafted microphones alongside some of Americana’s most acclaimed artists. ETL’s microphones are the brainchild of Philip Graham, who strived to create a unique product that was both visually and aurally stunning, delivering studio quality sound in a live setting, which is exemplified in the video series.
Though she’s released three records since, Portland-based singer/songwriter Laura Veirs looks back to the title track of her 2010 album for this performance. The imagery is a perfect pairing for the scenic setting. “July flame — ashes of a secret heart falling in my lemonade,” she sings. “Unslakable thirsting in the backyard … Can I call you mine?”
Looking forward, Veirs has teamed up with k.d. lang and Neko Case for the case/lang/veirs album which is slated for release in June.
Be sure to catch all of the Portland Series videos and vote on your favorite for a chance to win an ETL microphone.
Filmed in Portland, Oregon, in association with EAR TRUMPET LABS