Though Americana singer Angela Easterling records in Nashville, her blood, her heart and her home lies in South Carolina, on the farm her family has owned since 1791. With four studio records already under her belt since her 2007 debut, Earning Her Wings, and impressive credentials–she’s a three-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a Telluride Troubadour Finalist and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter Finalist– Easterling has quickly become a sought after talent thanks to her honesty and authenticity, capturing a true, salt of the earth aesthetic with her gorgeous pipes and commitment to carefully crafted lyrics.
Elmore has an exclusive preview of Easterling’s video for “Hammer,” a taste of Easterling’s upcoming studio album, Common Law Wife, which will be released on August 11th.
The beautiful harmonies between Easterling and her longtime partner and musical collaborator, Brandon Turner, are perfectly, delicately balanced and contrast the harmony she speaks of in the song—finding peace and beauty in the hard work done side by side with ones neighbors. The lonesome, yearning quality of the song, drawn out by rich instrumentation, mirrors the simple, pastoral landscape of the video, with Easterling and her partner’s presence helping to evoke the emphasis placed on bloodline, commitment to a land to which you and your forebearers rightfully belong.