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Melody Gardot in Studio on World Cafe 4/1/08

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Melody Gardot and Her 'Worrisome Heart'

Melody Gardot and Her 'Worrisome Heart'

Melody Gardot in Studio on World Cafe 4/1/08

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Set List

  • "Worrisome Heart"
  • "Goodnight"
  • "Sweet Memory"

Web-Only Outtake

'One Day'

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Melody Gardot didn't start her musical career out of a grand artistic vision. While riding her bicycle, she was hit by the driver of a Jeep making an illegal turn. Hospitalized for months, Gardot used music for recovery therapy, at doctors' suggestion.

In the ensuing months, Gardot took up the guitar — it was hard for her to sit at the piano — and recorded what would become the Some Lessons EP. Determined to make more music, she independently recorded and released Worrisome Heart, a jazzy singer-songwriter affair that brings to mind Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, and Eva Cassidy. The CD has since been reissued by a major label.

This segment originally aired April 1, 2008.

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Worrisome Heart [Verve]
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Melody Gardot
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Verve
Released
2008

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