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LISTEN: Kalispell, ‘Beautiful Doll’

May 19, 2016

LISTEN: Kalispell, 'Beautiful Doll'

Artist: Kalispell (aka Shane Leonard)
Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
Song: "Beautiful Doll"
Album: Printer's Son
Release Date: June 3
Label: Cartouche Records

In Their Words: "'Beautiful Doll' is a real mutt. It's representative of the whole album in that I wanted to combine traditional music with the improvised and classical stuff I grew up playing. The title and clawhammer banjo melody are inspired by tunes I learned from friend/fisherman/serial cat adopter Frank Lee (the Freight Hoppers) as a student at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, West Virginia. The lyrics are a retelling of the 1947 John Cheever short story 'The Enormous Radio,' in which a person becomes obsessed with technology that allows unfettered access to the private lives of others. Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah) lends her beautiful and distinctive voice." — Shane Leonard

Photo credit: Ford Photography

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LISTEN: Kalispell, 'Beautiful Doll'
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