Dori Freeman’s ‘Do You Recall’

New release Dori Freeman

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Dori Freeman Announces Fifth Album

‘Do You Recall’

Out November 17

Dori Freeman has announced that her fifth studio album Do You Recall will be released November 17 on her own Blue Hens Music imprint. The eleven-track collection’s first single and title track is out now (see below).

Having sharpened her vision of Appalachian Americana, ranging from the country traditionalism of her self-titled debut in 2016 to the amplified folk of Ten Thousand Roses in 2021, it’s a sound that nods to her mountain-town roots in Galax, Virginia where she grew up and still resides to this day. (Ed: Coincidentally, today we met Dori’s father and grandfather at the Blue Ridge Music Centre outside Galax – GrassRoots Music Tour).

“I grew up in a family that played a lot of traditional music, but my dad played a lot of other types of music for me, too. I’d go fiddler’s conventions, but I’d also watch my dad play jazz, swing, country, and rock & roll. He was a big fan of singer-songwriters. I think that variety has a lot to do with the way my own songwriting has developed.”

Dori Freeman

After travelling to New York City to record her first three albums with producer Teddy Thompson, Freeman chose to stay in Virginia for the Ten Thousand Roses sessions. She remained there for the creation of Do You Recall, too, tapping drummer Nicholas Falk – her husband, as well as a touring member of Hiss Golden Messenger, Caamp and Seth Walker to produce. The two musicians worked out of a small, timber-framed recording studio in the couple’s own backyard, tracking songs during the daytime hours while their daughter attended school. Grounded in sharp songwriting and layered with electric guitar, organ, pedal steel, percussion, and vocal harmonies, Do You Recall finds Freeman delivering tales about motherhood, marriage, and life in modern-day Appalachia.

For Freeman, who penned every song on her previous albums without outside help, collaborating with other writers on the new record marks another milestone in her evolution as a singer, storyteller and songwriter.

Do You Recall’ Track List

1. Do You Recall
2. Wrong Direction
3. Soup Beans Milk And Bread
4. Movie Screen
5. Good Enough
6. Why Do I Do This To Myself
7. Rid My Mind
8. River Runs
9. They Do It’s True
10. Laundromat
11. Gonna Be A Good Time



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