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Dori Freeman (USA)
Dori Freeman is a twenty-five-year-old singer and songwriter from the southwestern hills of Virginia. Dori comes from a family of artists—her father and grandfather both respected musicians. Her style subscribes to no one genre, but the influence of her Appalachian upbringing lies at the core of her music—heard especially in the lulling mountain drawl of her voice. She sings without affect and with striking clarity.
Dori's style was shaped by American Roots music: Bluegrass, Rhythm and Blues, and Old Country. Her early introduction to musicians like Doc Watson, The Louvin Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, and Iris Dement have heavily influenced her music. Dori learned how to play the guitar at fifteen and began writing her own material a few years later, citing the work of Rufus Wainwright as the spark that inspired her to pen her first song.
Her debut album (entitled Dori Freeman) was Included in the 2016 Top 25 Rolling Stone Americana albums. It is full of yearning, gorgeous arrangements, a distinctive new sound, and a singer/songwriter that Americana has been awaiting. Dori Freeman has arrived.
Dori currently lives in Galax, VA.