ANNA FALKENAU AND LENA ULLMAN I Can Hear You Call­ing

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Anna Falkenau and Lena Ullman are a Ger­man/Swedish duo who live and breathe a rich mix of Amer­i­can Old Timey, Ir­ish tra­di­tional and, in Falkenau’s case, south In­dian in­flu­ences. Ullman is truly the girl from the north coun­try, her high lone­some voice aching with the troubles she re­counts on her own Blue­berry/

Snow­drop and the ut­terly con­tem­po­rary Home­less. The pair’s mar­riage of fid­dle and banjo sits per­fectly in their cho­sen mu­si­cal land­scape, where the raw bar glis­tens in all its free-spir­ited, un­adorned glory. Falkenau’s com­po­si­tions are beau­ti­fully quirky, and her Apatchy Hunt­ing in

the Gar­den is a mas­ter­class in imag­i­na­tive play­ing. An ear-whis­per­ing col­lec­tion that lingers long af­ter their read­ing of Char­lie Len­non’s beau­ti­ful

Easter Snow fades. an­nafalke­nau.com

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