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: does not charge subscription fees, and you can directly support our efforts in local journalism here. Want more of what you see on Chapelboro? Let us bring free local news and community information to you by signing up for our biweekly newsletter.