Deeper Woods

Sarah Louise - Deeper Woods
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 23 ratings
May 11, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Thrill Jockey / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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It is as much a vocal album as a guitar album, and Louise’s voice is a ideal complement to her six-stringed wizardry, only heightening the beauty and deepening the mystic vibe of her songs.


Sometimes Deeper Woods is a loud, beating-wind squall, and sometimes it's a gentle murmur. Either way, it wraps the listener up in many rich, entrancing layers.

A subtle masterpiece that gets better with every listen. Time will deem this a touch stone and a classic.
Most listeners without an established affinity for Appalachian folk will not be prepared for Sarah Louise — “Deeper Woods” does not sound like what we’ve been conditioned to expect from tags like “acoustic folk album.” Louise is a deeply traditional musician, using distinctly Appalachian harmonies and vocal techniques that will be unfamiliar to most, with occasional bouts of raw experimentation. The album veers back and forth between tradition and experiment ... read more
Appalachian baroque folk. meticulously crafted songs, viscerally evocative, beautifully played and sung. her style has that rare "found" quality of a Linda Perhacs or a Kathy Heideman, the unadulterated sincerity of raw, natural talent but with a cogent artistic vision. she's a great guitarist but it's the emotion in her voice that sets this record apart and makes it a singular achievement.
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Track List

  1. Bowman's Root
  2. When Winter Turns
  3. The Field That Touches My House and Yours
  4. Pipevine Swallowtails
  5. Up On the Ridge
  6. On Nights When I Can't Sleep
  7. Fire Pink and Milkweed
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Added on: May 3, 2018