A year ago, Laura Burhenn was part of the Bright Eyes touring band. Flash forward and the 32-year-old Burhenn has gained enough confidence to unleash her own torrent of green-minded, anti-corporate, pro-Occupy Wall Street views. An entire album’s worth, in fact, on Generals (Saddle Creek), her sonically adventurous sophomore outing as one-woman band the Mynabirds. In her previous incarnations as a solo artist and part of Washington, D.C., folk/rock duo Georgie James—and even on her soulful 2010 Mynabirds debut, What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood. Burhenn will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our latest feature on her.
Burhenn: Being on tour is a good opportunity to find new favorite restaurants all over the place. Some of our U.S. favorites are: Mas Tacos (Nashville), Dixie Quicks (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Flore (Los Angeles), Frank (Austin) and Pine State Biscuits (Portland, Ore.). And Rebecca recommends Elmer’s Store/Restaurant in Ashfield, Mass. It’s literally the best breakfast she’s ever had. She thinks about it often. It’s all locally sourced eggs and produce and grains. They’ve got the best buckwheat pancakes ever, and she doesn’t even like pancakes!
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