Brooklyn alt-country band Karen & the Sorrows “write loss and heartbreak, and goddamn are they good at it.” (F*** Yeah, Queer Music) Their second full-length album, The Narrow Place, will be released this summer on August 25th. Bust Magazine called their debut album, The Names of Things, full of “haunting pedal steel work and unvarnished heartbreak,” and it was voted one of the Freeform American Roots Chart’s best debut albums of 2014. New York Music Daily writes, “Country keeps evolving and Karen & the Sorrows are taking it to a place it’s never been before, a good and creepy one.” Queer country pioneers, The Sorrows co-founded the Gay Ole Opry, the first ever queer country music festival, and host the popular Queer Country Quarterly, helping to build new community for people who love country music even if country music doesn’t always love them back.
“Soulful, heartfelt country music.” – Vice, i-D
“Some of the best alt-country being made.” – Billings Gazette
“A band with real substance.” – 3rd Coast Music
“If I could liquify this album and mainline it, I absolutely would. Gorgeous lyrics and soulful vocals.” – Adobe & Teardrops
The Sorrows are: Tami Johnson (drums), Karen Pittelman (vocals, acoustic guitar), and Elana Redfield (pedal steel, electric guitar).