We love it when local D.C. gals make it big — even if they have to move to Omaha to do it. That's exactly what songstress Laura Burhenn did, making the move to Nebraska after spending nearly 10 years in D.C. as a musician, including a stint in the beloved band Georgie James. Since her move to indie label Saddle Creek Records, she's been busy starting a new band, The Mynabirds, and touring around the world with Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes. Now, Burhenn's on the road again to support the Mynabirds' critically lauded sophomore album, Generals, a listen-on-repeat record that shows off both her impressive pipes and political activism. We caught up with this jill-of-all-trades to talk about her inspiring take on girl power, her favorite local vintage haunts, and her D.C. besties. Listen to the foot-stomping single "Generals" here, and read on for a sneak peek of what to expect at the Black Cat on Friday, when The Mynabirds open for AC Newman.
Photo: Courtesy of Laura Burhenn/DP Muller
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