Kristin Andreassen's music speaks of a time when porches housed rocking chairs, not rampant consumer overspill. A time when "Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum," to quote that greatest of socio-folk novels, To Kill a Mockingbird. But this folk/bluegrass singer and musician — who celebrated the release of her latest album, Gondolier, last week — doesn't live in Maycomb, or Lake Charles, or any storied rural town. She lives in Park Slope, and has carved out her own slice of other-timely country life in Brooklyn.
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