Odetta Hartman is an NYC-born artist with an impossible-to-define style. Informed by the wildly diverse cultural and musical landscape she grew up around, her music blends sounds and techniques from across the sonic spectrum – with the almost beguiling influence of traditional country and folk looming large over the more modern tendencies – creating something entirely new. The key is that at the core of any of her experiments you’ll find great songs with strong pop inclinations, made all the more interesting by the way she’ll take unexpected turns of phrase or instrumentation. She dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share a powerfully intimate, solo take on some of her tunes.
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Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is… | listen