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Second Stage: Emily Rodgers

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Emily Rodgers has one of those haunting, unforgettable voices that radiates with a surreal beauty. On her latest CD, Bright Day, the Pittsburgh-based singer-songwriter pairs her gently plucked guitar with spare, brushed rhythms and strange sonic textures, and soaks the whole mix in a heavy wash of reverb. Despite the album's cheery title, the songs are better suited for grey, wintry afternoons, or a late-night walk through a snowy woods. Though the songs are rooted loosely in traditional folk, Rodgers' voice and the creaky production give it a creepy, slightly more experimental feel. This cut is called "Hurricane."

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