Karen & the Sorrows – The Narrow Place
Brooklyn alt-country band Karen & the Sorrows are back with a new album, The Narrow Place, out August 25th. Like any Americana band, The Sorrows sing about heartbreak and loss. They just take the back roads less
traveled to get there. From a queer reimagining of the bro-country pickup truck ode to a Jewish family story about immigration and race, these songs are both unexpected and entirely country.
The Sorrows’ sound centers around singer-songwriter Karen Pittelman’s high, lilting vocals and Elana Redfield’s lonesome pedal steel guitar. Pittelman, Redfield, and drummer Tami Johnson formed the band in 2011,
releasing the EP Ocean Born Mary (2012) and the album The Names of Things (2014 – voted one of the FAR Chart’s Best Debut Albums of 2014) while building a strong local following and touring steadily. For the last six
years, The Sorrows have also been at the heart of a growing queer country scene. They run Brooklyn’s Gay Ole Opry, the Queer Country Quarterly, and this year’s Another Country Festival, creating a community for
people who love country music even if country music doesn’t always love them back.
Karen & the Sorrows – Back Down to the Dirt (Official Music Video)