House and Land is the Appalachian folk duo that involves guitarist Sarah Louise and Sally Anne Morgan of Black Twig Pickers. Two years ago, we introduced them with self-titled debut album. Now they announced their sophomore full-length. Across The Field is out on June 14th via Thrill Jockey. “Carolina Lady” is the first excerpt and their personal version of the traditional song.
According to the press release, Where the traditional folk song frames the titular lady misogynisticly as a prize to be won, House and Land reclaim power by eliminating the lyrics and replacing them with an improvised instrumental interpretation of the song’s melody with electric guitar and fiddle, a testament to their agency and skill.