Dori Freeman’s voice is the kind of country-folk voice that hits you like a train: stunningly gorgeous, lyrically rich and so thoughtfully executed it seems it must be the work of an artist with years of releases under her belt. Born and raised by a musical family in the Blue Ridge town of Galax, Virginia, Freeman grew up performing in her grandfather’s shop on the historic Crooked Road. In all her music, Freeman’s lilting vocals shine front and center, at times reminiscent of Emmylou Harris, and are delivered with such an aching, melancholic sincerity that her reflections on love, loss and heartbreak find themselves buried deep under the skin. Pure, striking, and at times utterly heartbreaking, her label debut, produced by Teddy Thompson, shows profound catharsis from an artist with a deep sense of purpose, and a visceral approach that cuts to the bone. Her self-titled debut album was released by Free Dirt Records in early 2016 and appeared on numerous ‘Best Of 2016’ lists, including NY Times, NPR and Rolling Stone. Her second album was released in October of 2017.