Folk musician Jodi Jones joined Aaron on Live & Local this week, fresh off the release of her debut album Rust Belt Refugee.
Inspired by artists like Woody Guthrie (the title is a reference to Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Refugee”), Jones drew on the long tradition of American folk music and added her own perspective as a native of west-central Pennsylvania. Recorded in a closet at Jones’ home, Rust Belt Refugee got its release at the end of December.
Jodi Jones stopped by 97.9 The Hill during “Live & Local” to chat about the album, the folk music tradition, and how her family’s history shapes her music. She also played three songs: “Rust Belt Refugee,” “Fisherman’s Lament,” and “Reynoldstown.” Listen:
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