The flagbearer of modern country-folk
‘Old Rockhounds Never Die’ is the recently released 2nd album by Odetta Hartman. Not exactly a title you would associate with a release by a 28-year-old in 2018. Hartman manages to present her ‘country soul’-grafted-upon-traditional-roots with an exceptional freshness though.
Hartman grew up in New York’s East Village with parents who ran a pizzeria, took her along to experimental theater, poetry evenings with Allen Ginsberg or Patti Smith, and concerts in CBGB. She has Appalachian blood from her mother’s side of the family and she wrote her thesis about ethno-musicologist Alan Lomax.
For fans of Karen Dalton, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Nick Cave
In the press ‘With a heart – stopping voice & wide – ranging instrumental talent, Odetta Hartman carries cowboy soul into an era where country can clash with computers, and bluegrass isn’t afraid of bass.’