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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