Dori Freeman Album Release Show at Charlie's American Cafe

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Charlie’s American Cafe

4024 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23504

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Critically-acclaimed Galax, Virginia, songwriter Dori Freeman releases her third album, produced by Teddy Thompson, Richard Thompson's son.

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The New York Times named Dori Freeman's debut one of the best albums of 2016. The Galax native returns to Norfolk to release her third album. Hers is a unique voice, plaintive, strong, tough, and sweet at the same time.

Rolling Stone recently debuted the first single, “All I Ever Wanted” off the album, “Every Single Star.” “Dori Freeman blends the plaintive simplicity of her deep Appalachian roots with the bright, bubbly strains of Sixties pop,” the magazine said. “Whether sweetly romantic or tinged with melancholy, the cuts on Every Single Star burst forth with gorgeous melodies.”

Check out If I Could Make You My Own

Writes the New York Times of the song: The tune is an old-fashioned waltz with a countrypolitan string section and Celtic-tinged electric-guitar countermelodies that have the unmistakable touch of the English trad-rock master Richard Thompson.

Listen to "You Say."

"Prairie Song"

See several songs here.

Read more about her in Vice.

“The purity of Dori Freeman’s voice and the directness of her songwriting reflect not only her Appalachian hometown — Galax, Va. — but also a determined classicism, a rejection of the ways modern country punches itself up for radio and arenas.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Dori Freeman grew up in a family of bluegrass musicians, raised on a diet of Doc Watson and the Louvin Brothers. But by driving age, she’d cruise around her hometown of Galax, Virginia (pop: 7,042), windows down, breeze riffling her cropped strawberry-blonde hair, and harmonize with the pop melodies of singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson playing on her CD player. “I always thought that our voices sounded nice together,” Freeman says in a rough-edged, Appalachian twang. The feeling stuck with her, and at one point, Freeman did something odd for a 22-year-old single mom working at the family’s frame shop: she recorded a video of herself playing Thompson’s “Everybody Move It” and sent it to him via Facebook, with a note saying how much she liked to sing with him.

Three days later, he wrote back. And her first album was on its way.

Sound by Jim Palacio so you know it will be good. A chance to see her in an intimate setting.

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Charlie’s American Cafe

4024 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23504

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