The group's challenge was familiar to anyone in traditional music: interpret source recordings in an interesting way while remaining true to the spirit of the originals.
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If there's a better hardcore country record in 2014 than Carlene Carter's Carter Girl, I haven't heard it.
You have a new album, Carter Girl, that takes you back to your roots. What does being a Carter Girl mean to you?
"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."
The repertoire was primarily a melding of American folk and blues with Juldeh Camara bringing the West African flavor.
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