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LISTENING MIX // Cynthia Hopkins

LISTENING MIX provides a musical preview for artists visiting the Walker. Combining their work with sounds from a variety of contextual sources, LISTENING MIX can be experienced before or after a performance. Before Cynthia Hopkins brings This Clement World to the Walker this weekend (March 7-9), get to know her musical side with this week’s […]

Cynthia Hopkins, Photo: Pavel Antonov

Cynthia Hopkins. Photo: Pavel Antonov

LISTENING MIX provides a musical preview for artists visiting the Walker. Combining their work with sounds from a variety of contextual sources, LISTENING MIX can be experienced before or after a performance.

Before Cynthia Hopkins brings This Clement World to the Walker this weekend (March 7-9), get to know her musical side with this week’s LISTENING MIX.

Remaining traditional with instruments and song forms from folk and country, Cynthia Hopkins makes a unique statement with her soulful yet vulnerably honest storytelling. Her courageous voice drives emotional melodies to create a deeply American sound. Down to earth and amazingly original, Hopkins sings of addiction, aliens, climate change, and more. Within this music mix, I’ve included sounds which are more classic and others which are more experimental. For example, there are some oldies such as Woody Guthrie and Jean Ritchie and freak-folk newbies such as Larkin Grimm and Joanna Newsom.

LISTENING MIX // Cynthia Hopkins by Listening Mix on Mixcloud

Cynthia Hopkins / Interlude / 0:0
Woody Guthrie / This Land is Your Land / 2:37
Jean Ritchie / Careless Love / 5:20
Cynthia Hopkins / Like This / 7:45
Ella Jenkins / I’m Gonna Sing / 12:50
Josephine Foster / I Could Bring You Jewels / 14:12
Marissa Nadler / Loner / 16:19
Cynthia Hopkins / For Your Music / 19:24
Marissa Nadler / Loner / 23:16
Ô Paon / La Cible / 28:05
Cynthia Hopkins / For Those in Peril on the Sea / 32:04
Igor Stravinsky / Les 5 doigts pour piano solo / 35:18
Larkin Grimm / Blond and Golden Johns / 36:18
Cynthia Hopkins / The Future / 39:26
Joanna Newsom / On A Good Day / 43:09
Jessie Mae Hemphill / Standing In My Doorway Crying / 44:56
Gloria Deluxe / Come On / 49:39

 

For more, read about the Minnesota musicians supporting Hopkins in her performances and a recent Walker interview between Hopkins and meteorologist Paul Douglas.