Gabrielle Louise
Gabrielle Louis is scheduled to perform on June 17 at Marys River Grange Hall. (Photo courtesy of Gabriella Louise via Marys River Grange)

Singer and songwriter Gabrielle Louise will make a tour stop in Philomath on Thursday, June 17, at Marys River Grange Hall. The doors open at 7 p.m., organizers announced, and tickets are $15.

Louise, who lives in Colorado, has a style described as “anchored deeply in folk and Americana, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism” and as a “modern-day troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice.”

Louise often weaves poems, historical narratives or personal anecdotes into her musical performances. A musical activist, over the years she had used her songwriting and stage time to fight fracking, encourage land and water conservation, applaud alternative energy and highlight social justice issues.

Louise has shared the stage with greats such as Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, Joan Osborne, Eliza Gilkyson and Guy Clark.

Her latest album released in 2020 is entitled, “The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart.”

Louise has also presented a talk for TEDx, an independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event, with a presentation entitled, “The Breath of Experience,” in which she talks about balancing the cycle of socialization and reflection, like inhaling and exhaling, to optimize creative expression and personal alignment.

Marys River Grange Hall is located at 24707 Grange Hall Road.

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