Teddy Thompson sings classic country from his new album. Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George Jones and many more. The simplicity and emotional intensity of classic country – à la Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and George Jones - has been a big part of Thompson's own sound as an artist, which the New York Times called “beautifully finessed” and NPR hailed as “the musical equivalent of an arrow to the heart.”
“Country music has been inescapable for me, a recurring theme,” says Teddy Thompson. “At the age of 10 or 11, that's the first thing I heard where my ears pricked up and I'm like, 'Oh, this is music? I like this.'” Back in 2007, he explored his roots with Up Front and Down Low, an album of Nashville golden era favorites. And now he's picked up the thread again.
The seventh full-length from four-time Grammy Award-winner Sarah Jarosz, Polaroid Lovers is an album-long meditation on those strangely ephemeral moments that indelibly shape our lives. Thanks to the rarefied alchemy that infuses all of Jarosz's output — her finely wrought lyricism, ravishing vocal work, virtuosic yet unfettered musicality — Polaroid Lovers performs the much-needed magic of leading us toward a heightened sense of presence, all while casting a lovely spell with her timelessly powerful songs.
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