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LISTEN: Nora Brown, “Little Satchel”

Jun 28, 2022

LISTEN: Nora Brown,

Artist: Nora Brown
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Song: “Little Satchel”
Album: Long Time to Be Gone
Release Date: August 26, 2022
Label: Jalopy Records

In Their Words: “This is a tune I learned from both Fred Cockerham off the album High Atmosphere and also from the playing of Riley Baugus. I first listened to High Atmosphere on a visit to the album’s creator, John Cohen, up in Putnam Valley, New York, but only got around to learning it more recently. I often break my first string when I tune to this one, so I’ve been a bit scared away from playing it live. Fred’s playing and singing on this song is just incredible, especially the little rhythmic pattern he plays continuously throughout the song.

“I recorded my last project in an underground tunnel, but this time we were working in a cavernous church, which allowed us to really experiment with all the sounds that different locations in the sanctuary and different mic configurations could produce. When you listen, you can hear the expanse of the space pretty clearly, which was really important to our approach on these recordings.” — Nora Brown

Photo Credit: Benton Brown

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