Songstress Emily Jane White has been busy of late, releasing her third LP Ode To Sentience on June 12th and touring Japan and the U.S.. Now she’s back with the second single off the new album, a track called “Oh Katherine” that premiered recently over on My Old Kentucky Blog.
“Oh Katherine” is a stirring, string-laden folk song providing only more evidence of Ms. White’s prowess. The lilting number pulls you in with an intoxicating mix of her warm and comforting voice and a gently plucked, yet unrelenting guitar. Take a listen below:
In addition to keeping up the hustle for Ode To Sentience, White recently teamed up with Massachusetts folk singer Marissa Nadler on a cover of legendary country musician Townes Van Zandt‘s “I’ll Be Here in the Morning.” The song, which Nadler uploaded to SoundCloud, is a moving take on the original, with two smoky female voices that are joined by that same softly plucked guitar.
Here’s Van Zandt’s original, haunting take, from his 1968 debut album For the Sake of the Song:
Don’t forget to check out White while she’s still on tour here in the States — she still has a handful of shows remaining throughout the Northeast before she returns to California where the tour wraps up in Merced and then Santa Rosa.