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Lorenzo Wolff preps Judee Sill tribute (stream “The Phoenix” ft Bobby Hawk & Kate Ferber)

Producer Lorenzo Wolff is releasing a tribute to the late singer-songwriter Judee Sill titled Down Where the Valleys Are Low, with different guest vocalists on each of the album's seven songs, including Bartees Strange (whose contribution, "The Pearl" you may have heard), Grace McLean, Michael Cerveris and more. The album's out March 12 via StorySound Records and the third released track from it is "The Phoenix," which features Bobby Hawk (who played violin on Taylor Swift's Folklore/Evermore) and Kate Ferber. Judee's original, from her 1973 second album Heart Food, is lush acoustic folk but in Lorenzo, Bobby and Kate's hands it becomes a fuzzy rock song.
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Judee Sill: a Folk-Rock Great's Genius Songs and Tragic Life

Over the years, artists ranging from XTC's Andy Partridge to Americana singer-songwriter Jason Hawk Harris have namedropped '70s singer-songwriter Judee Sill as an influence on par with way-more-obvious tastemakers. A little follow-up research reveals Sill as more than an obscure artist admired by a handful of wordsmiths. Beyond that, Sill...
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Bartees Strange covers Judee Sill, playing Seth Meyers tonight

It's a big week for Bartees Strange; he's playing his excellent debut album, Live Forever, in full on a free livestream on Saturday (1/30), and you can also catch a performance from him before that; tonight (1/25), he'll make his TV debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he'll play Live Forever track "Boomer."
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Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen covers Judee Sill

We were super excited to hear about Crayon Angel: A Tribute To the Music of Judee Sill, an upcoming album dedicated to the work of our favorite underappreciated ’70s singer-songwriter with contributions from Beth Orton, Bill Callahan, and others. Now Pitchfork has posted a song from the collection: Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen covering “Waterfall.” It’s a nice take on the tune, but definitely also check out Sill’s two albums, Judee Sill and Heart Food. Sill was an astonishing songwriter with a devastatingly fragile voice and a hard-luck backstory (she died of a drug overdose 30 years ago), and her work is highly recommended if you like that sort of thing. Watch the clip below, then let us know what you think.