Southwest Oregon singer and songwriter Laura Gibson presents a Pistol River Concert Association performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.

Gibson’s acoustic guitar and vocal music is rooted in folk, but mixes hints of jazz, blues and indie rock.

Gibson was born and raised in Coquille, but relocated to Portland in the early 2000s, enveloping herself in the music scene there for more than a decade. She made three solo and one collaborative albums there, and recently added a fifth after moving to the New York to pursue a master’s degree of fine arts in fiction writing.

She has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia over the years. She has had backup help on her recordings from many well-known artists including Nate Query and Jenny Conlee of the Decembrists, Joey Burns of Calexico, Dan Hunt of Neko Case and Dave Pepper of Death Cab for Cutie.

The concert is at the Pistol River Friendship Hall at 24252 Carpenterville Road. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings and at Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may be reserved by calling 541-247-2848 or on line at