Folkadelphia Session: Squirrel Flower - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

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Sometimes out of the blue, apropos of nothing, we find a new favorite artist. You can’t plan this out, you can only be open to it happening. We were fully going-with-the-flow and open to happenstance when Squirrel Flower aka Ella Williams, a musician splitting her time between Boston and Grinnell College in Iowa, contacted us. As soon as we heard her album Early Winter Songs from Middle America, we were hooked.

Squirrel Flower presents an immersive album, a deep solitary dive into the psyche. Early Winter Songs is a subtle but powerful and nuanced work of thoughts, words, feelings, and melodies for your private moments. It is as equally poignant and ephemeral as the recollections you might have going back over your day, contemplating your choices and interactions while laying in bed before sleep, taking in the dark and the silence around before you drift off.

Armed with her voice, an electric guitar, and a wealth of experience manipulating a loop pedal to great effect, Squirrel Flower performed one of the most memorable Folkadelphia Sessions we’ve had the pleasure to record. We can’t wait to hear what she does next.

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