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marissa nadler week: tribute to odetta

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When legendary folk singer Odetta passed away early last December at the age of 77, the Wears The Trousers editorial team experienced an intense period of mourning, listening obsessively to her vast back catalogue and watching way too many YouTube clips of her finest moments.

During one of these nostalgic immersions we hit upon the idea of curating a tribute album to the great lady, the idea being to get some of our favourite contemporary artists to take on the folk, blues and spiritual traditionals that made up Odetta’s impressive repertoire, with all profits going to women’s charities. We wanted to show that Odetta’s influence stretched far and wide, transcending both race and genres of music.

One of the first people we went to was Marissa Nadler who eagerly signed up and, with a little encouragement, opted to record a version of the gorgeous ‘All My Trials’. While the ins and outs of the final album are still being decided, with a view to a release in August, we’re thrilled to preview Marissa’s contribution as part of our theme week.

Marissa Nadler, ‘All My Trials’
[unmastered home recording]

 

Other artists joining Marissa on the album include: Ane Brun, Anaïs Mitchell, Liz Durrett, Ora Cogan, Arborea, Josephine Oniyama, Kelli Ali, Pepi Ginsberg, Linda Draper, Sandy Dillon and more.

More info on this release will be available soon, but if you’d like to know more right now then send us an email and we’ll get back to you.

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omg! brilliant!

Comment by robert

awesome can’t wait, some of my favorite artists on this….

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