10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Childhood memories and grownup wishes infuse Kristin Andreasson’s Gondolier with a whimsical sort of yearning. The Brooklyn-based artist’s first album in six years benefits from the empathetic support of such folk and bluegrass notables as The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Paul Kowert, Aiofe O’Donovan, and Jefferson Hamer. Andreasson’s silken, slightly melancholy vocals and diary-like lyrics convey subtle emotional shadings that veer from quiet confessions (“The Fish and the Sea”) to moody soul-cries (“How the Water Walks”) and bemused character sketches (“The Apple Song”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Childhood memories and grownup wishes infuse Kristin Andreasson’s Gondolier with a whimsical sort of yearning. The Brooklyn-based artist’s first album in six years benefits from the empathetic support of such folk and bluegrass notables as The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Paul Kowert, Aiofe O’Donovan, and Jefferson Hamer. Andreasson’s silken, slightly melancholy vocals and diary-like lyrics convey subtle emotional shadings that veer from quiet confessions (“The Fish and the Sea”) to moody soul-cries (“How the Water Walks”) and bemused character sketches (“The Apple Song”).

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About Kristin Andreassen

A talented folk and country artist who, in addition to her solo work, performs and tours as a member of old-timey string band Uncle Earl, and the self-described "folk noir" trio Sometymes Why, Kristin Andreassen is also a professional clogger and dance instructor. The Nashville-based, Oregon-raised polymath issued her debut solo album, Kiss Me Hello, in 2007, and took home the grand prize in that year's prestigious John Lennon Song Contest for the single "Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes." A sophomore solo outing, Gondolier, dropped in 2015. The busy Andreassen has toured with a bevy of like-minded artists, including Chris Eldridge and Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers, Lucius, Jeffrey Lewis, Dawn Landes, Jefferson Hamer, Mipso, and members of Field Report and Cuddle Magic, and she has had her music featured in both film and television. ~ James Christopher Monger

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