Fresh off her second appearance on A Prairie Home Companion over the weekend, Sarah Jarosz is offering a free track download from her upcoming Sugar Hill project online.
The song is Annabelle Lee, a wonderful reworking of an Edgar Allan Poe poem buy that same name, widely believed to have been written about his wife, Virginia. The poem was completed just a short time before Poe died in 1849, and it prophetically tells of a love so strong that it endures beyond death.
Sarah kept close to Poe’s actual words, setting them to a haunting old timey melody, on which she supplies clawhammer banjo.
Annabelle Lee: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/annabelle_lee.mp3]
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The album, Follow Me Down, is due for a May 17 release.