Black Prairie – A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart

  • October 11, 2012

A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart is the second full length release from Portland, OR based Black Prairie, a band comprised of Jenny Conlee (accordion), Chris Funk (dobro) and Nate Query of The Decemberists and folk musicians Annalisa Tornfelt (vocals, fiddle, violin) and Jon Neufeld along with producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie). Black Prairie’s sound has further (and finely) evolved, culminating in an eclectic but harmonious mix of Americana, traditional bluegrass and eastern European folk sounds. Sweeping instrumental interludes space out Tornfelt’s striking country-inflected vocal laden gems, making A Tear one of the most accomplished and lovely Americana albums to date this year. Check out standouts “Rock of Ages” and “Nowhere, Massachusetts.” – Written by SMarx



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