Something Wonderful: Sarah Jarosz - Annabel Lee

Even better, that's not Bluegrass (which is an artifact of the 20th century,) but authentic 19th-century Southern mountain banjo.

Put another way, it's music that Poe could have heard - or a setting that could have been made by someone who heard Poe reading his stuff. And that, it is obvious to me, was Ms Jarosz' intent.

Wonderful indeed.

Posted by Rob De Witt at February 25, 2013 12:37 PM

Lovely, ain't it?! She does a wonderful version of "Ring them Bells" also. The Transatlantic sessions are stellar. So many amazing musicians all playing together.

Posted by teresa at February 25, 2013 3:17 PM

Sarah Jarosz is one my top five favorite voices, it doesn't hurt that she's from Wimberly, Texas

I'll echo Teresa, her Transatlantic sessions are wonderful.

Give this a listen, the girl's pure heaven.

Posted by Daphne at February 25, 2013 7:15 PM

Thanks for the introduction.

Posted by Mike at February 25, 2013 8:22 PM

Timeless stuff.

Posted by Jewel at February 26, 2013 10:22 AM

thx for this antidote to the bad news on the innertubes. why i keep coming back here as last read of the day...

ps to the musicians here - isnt this mountain music the offspting of scots and other poor englishmen who migrated west when indenditure paid? cousins of poe if so?

Posted by rlc at February 26, 2013 11:29 AM

thx for this antidote to the bad news on the innertubes. why i keep coming back here as last read of the day...

ps to the musicians here - isnt this mountain music the offspting of scots and other poor englishmen who migrated west when indenditure paid? cousins of poe if so?

Posted by rlc at February 26, 2013 11:29 AM

I would think that derivation is essentially correct.

Posted by vanderleun at February 26, 2013 2:11 PM

Here's the background:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_music

Posted by vanderleun at February 26, 2013 2:12 PM

That really is something wonderful.

Posted by pdwalker at February 27, 2013 8:26 AM

That really is something wonderful.

Posted by pdwalker at February 27, 2013 8:27 AM

Nice Song - and poem, Gerard.

Thanks for the introduction to both.

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