Sera Cahoone's DUSTY LUNGS Premieres on Wide Open Country Today
Wide Open Country has shared the last single from Sera Cahoone's string trio EP, "Dusty Lungs", one of the most incredible transformations that took a song led by Cahoone's immaculate sense of rhythm, having been behind the kit with Band of Horses and Carissa's Wierd, on 2017's From Where I Started and translating that to the combination of violin, viola and cello.
Across her four critically-acclaimed albums, Seattle artist Sera Cahoone has become known for creating stirring, hushed Americana music that embodies raw emotionalism. Her songs have always been the sort that grab THE LISTENER by the collar and pull them close. And yet fans may not even realize they've yet been held at arm's length until they hear the revisited arrangements on her new, forthcoming EP, The Flora String Sessions, due for release this Friday, April 20.
The Flora String Sessions revisits some of Cahoone's most beloved fan favorites from across her remarkable career, with just her starkly honest vocals and guitar plus violin, viola, and cello. It's somewhat of a greatest hits collection, albeit with more intimate, stunningly beautiful arrangements by Led to Sea violist Alex Guy.
The trio Guy assembled to support Cahoone on this effort serves to augment the space between notes, drawing THE LISTENER into the essence of heart-rending selections like "Couch Song" (from 2006's Sera Cahoone), "Baker Lake" (from 2008's Only as the Day Is Long), and "Worry All Your Life" (from 2012's Deer Creek Canyon).
Uproxx's Leah Lu says that Baker Lake "dips solemnly into melancholia and then swells with poised hopefulness" before going on to call it "a stunning and intimate piece". Cahoone speaks to the genesis of the track saying "I wrote Baker Lake in a little cabin in Spooner, Wisconsin. It's one of my favorite places to go and one of my favorite songs I've ever written. The cabin is on a tiny lake called Baker Lake in the middle of the woods. There are no humans around but plenty of wildlife. The song is about a relationship breaking but not giving up because there is still so much love and possibility. Hearing what Alex Guy composed for the song just blew me away. The strings were able to convey the song's sadness and also the hope in a way I didn't know was possible."
Sera Cahoone Tour Dates
4/20 - Seattle, WA - Nordstrom Recital Hall @ Benaroya (string trio), w/ special guest Zoe Muth
4/21 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theatre (string trio), w/ special guest Lenore
4/22 - Cottage Grove, OR - Axe and Fiddle (duo)
4/25 - Morro Bay, CA - SIREN (duo), w/ Mipso
4/26 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium (duo), w/ Mipso
4/27 - Berkeley, CA - Freight and Salvage (duo), w/ Mipso
4/28 - Winters, CA - Palms Playhouse (duo), w/ Mipso
4/29 - Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre (duo), w/ Mipso
8/3-5 -Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival