Guitarist, songwriter, and producer Sarah Louise joins us this week on the show to discuss her new album, Earth Bow, an interconnected eco-system of guitar, synth, vocals, and hypnotic rhythms. Though Louise is known for her 12-string folks fantasias, her work is wide ranging, evoking the soundscapes of Robert Fripp and the interlocked rhythms of electronic pop. Louise joins us for a return visit to Transmissions to discuss being off the grid, the perils of social media, and her spiritual and creative practice.
On previous albums, Sarah Louise exposed the arbitrary nature of genre. On her new album Earth Bow, she creates her own. What you hear on the record is an artist riding the currents of a far-reaching and unrestrained creative freedom, alchemically transmuting influence into novel self-expression—exactly what you should expect to hear on great albums.
Welcome to our first podcast of the year, featuring discussion of Twin Peaks, Sarah Louise’s new album, and Desert Oracle’s Ken Layne on the upcoming alien invasion. Our podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, MixCloud, and TuneIn.
Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Guitarist Sarah Louise’s 2018 album Deeper Woods is one […]
On Deeper Woods, Sarah Louise wanders deep into the woods seeking a sense of awe. Over the course of the album’s seven songs, which blend Appalachian folk melodies with droning […]
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