Today marks the street release of Into the Dark, the new album from Laura Cortese. Laura has been kicking around the folk world for a number of years, producing a body of very good fiddle-centric material in the vein of Sara Watkins and Lissa Shneckenberger. But with this release she rises into that rarified atmosphere inhabited by the likes of Chris Thile and Crooked Still. She makes herself a castle in the clouds built of classical strings, soulful songsmithing, and a delicate vulnerability that never feels fragile. Modern folk never sounded so good.
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