Guided by intuition, multi-instrumentalist Marian Mclaughlin blends stream-of-consciousness songwriting with intricate instrumentation. This past fall, McLaughin released her third album, Lake Accotink, an environmental song cycle about humanity’s multifaceted relationship with nature. Overwhelmed by ongoing ecological issues, Marian began working on Lake Accotink as a way to process the effects of progress. Throughout this lyrical journey, she observes humankind’s gradual impact on the environment, acknowledges the ebb and flow of natural cycles, celebrates the existence of all life forms, and meditates on impermanence. She will be performing with her ensemble for this show, featuring Lucas Ashby on drums, Steve Arnold on bass, Chao Tian on Chinese dulcimer, and Yana Nikol on flute.