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Sara Bouchard Brooklyn, New York

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and songwriter with a strong foothold in American roots. As an artist, I investigate ways to interact with and represent the American landscape through song. As a musician, I perform original and traditional tunes - drawn from bluegrass, old-time, jazz, country and blues - with my band SALT PARADE. ... more

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Track Name: This Is the Sound
This is the sound you were born with.
This is the sound of an empty room.
This is the sound of time passing.
This is the sound of a cloud.

This is the sound of the sunlight.
This is the sound that made you feel.
This is the sound I mentioned.
This is the sound you remembered.

This is the sound that woke you up.
This is the sound of your fear.
This is the last sound you just heard.
This is the sound you didn't hear.
Track Name: The Bullfrog
From "Cherokee History, Myths and Sacred Formulas" by James Mooney:

There is another story of a girl who, every day when she went down to the spring for water, heard a voice singing, Kûnu'nu tû'tsahyesǐ', Kûnu'nu tû'tsahyesǐ', "A bullfrog will marry you, A bullfrog will marry you." She wondered much until one day when she came down she saw sitting on a stone by the spring a bullfrog, which took the form of a young man and asked her to marry him. She consented and took him back with her to the house. But although he had the shape of a man there was a queer bullfrog look about his face, so that the girl's family hated him and at last persuaded her to send him away. She told him and he went away, but when they next went down to the spring they heard a voice: Ste'tsǐ tûya'husǐ, Ste'tsǐ tû'yahusǐ', "Your daughter will die, Your daughter will die," and so it happened soon after.