Taken from the new album ‘Deeper Woods’ out on May 11th., Sarah Louise’s new album conjures vivid images of the verdant forest that surrounds her North Carolina home. Steeped in Appalachian folk traditions, Louise’s influences are much broader with shades of psychedelia and experimentalism, pushing her beyond genre constraints. Louise is an avid naturalist and forager who draws from the guidance that the natural world provides. Whereas portrayals of women in nature are often demeaning and powerless, a folk waif, Louise uses her music to reframe them more powerfully.
The traditional folk sound runs strong through Sarah Louise’s music. She has a clear and untainted voice, but When Winter Turns has a haunting melody underneath at it’s core. A sense of profound isolation and loneliness is envoked through it’s simplistic approach and could easily have been the soundtrack to the Wicker Man.
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Sarah Louise US tour dates
13 Apr – Takoma Park, MD – The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose Festival *
8 May – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
* w/ Glenn Jones, Marisa Anderson, Daniel Bachman, and more
# w/ Eleanor Friedberger