Sounds of Hopscotch 2015 #2: Sarah Louise

It's that time, y'all. Hopscotch time. Despite being a relative new kid on the festival block, with every year the Raleigh festivus gets bigger and harder to ignore. And I'm delighted to report that after a brief hiatus, your intrepid hostess will be venturing down I-85 to check out this year's impressive musical offerings. The only bummer is that I can't see every band the festival has to offer. These are my Hopscotch picks, imperative listening whether you're going to be in Raleigh this coming weekend or not.

Sarah Louise's music is evocative of many things. In her intricate strumming you can hear countless memories from times long past, whispers and hushed conversations long since silent. Fog rolling into the woods, feathered ghosts among towering branches kissed by an autumn chill. The not entirely unpleasant sensation of wilderness solitude. Her songs are rooted in mountain tradition but are absolutely au courant. 

[posted 9.7.15]


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