photos by Chris La Putt

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell will be performing on Monday (11/16) at BLVD for the Appalachian Community Fund's 5th Annual Benefit. Tickets are pricey and still on sale. On Saturday night (11/14), Laura played a cheaper NYC show at 92YTribeca. Amy Allison, singer and frequent Laura Cantrell collaborator, opened the show.

Laura's digital-only new album, Trains and Boats and Planes, is out now. More pictures and a video from 92Y below...

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson

Amy Allison

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell

Here's a video of Laura performing "Poor Ellen Smith" from last night's show

One hundred fifteen years ago this month, on open land now occupied by warehouses and office buildings, a bantam of a man mounted the gallows built in his dishonor. He raised his hat and bowed before the 6,000 people gathered to see the floor beneath him drop. He carried a small Bible.

A trial six months earlier had laid out how this ne'er-do-well of 22, Peter DeGraff, had charmed a poor, simple woman named Ellen Smith. How she followed him around town like a puppy after their child was lost at birth. How he avoided her, accused her of being with other men, muttered that he'd like to kill her. How he sent her a note fraught with misspellings one day, sweetly requesting she meet him by a spring close to where people now play tennis, down the hill from the Zinzendorf Hotel, long gone. [NY Times]