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Song Premiere: Roger Street Friedman “Annabelle”

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Roger Street Friedman — “Annabelle”

Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Roger Street Friedman’s song (produced by Larry Campbell) “Annabelle,” from his forthcoming album Love Hope Trust.  Love Hope Trust will be available on November 4th. In addition to production by Larry Campbell, it was engineered by Justin Guip and Roger Street Friedman at The Playroom Studios in Sea Cliff, NY; mixed by Justin Guip at Milan Hill Studio in Milan, NY; and mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk.

“Annabelle” is Roger on vocals, acoustic guitar, and acoustic solo; Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson) on electric and acoustic guitars; Jim Toscano on drums and percussion; Matthew Schneider on bass; Jason Crosby (Jackson Browne, Phil Lesh) on organ; and Teresa Williams and Lucy Kaplansky on background vocals.

Pretty, bright acoustic guitars, vulnerable vocals, tight harmonies and chilling lines like “home is just a map that’s torn apart” carry you through this story of betrayal and ultimately, hopeful resourcefulness.     A nice indicator for Friedman’s forthcoming album.

“Annabelle” is based on the story of a teenager from Mexico who meets a boy that pretends to love her and then tricks her into coming to America with him. When they arrive she is forced into prostitution. She eventually escapes that life, but is not able to go home because of the shame she feels and fear of facing her father… even though all her father wants is to have her home. The song tries to deal with the sadness, the deep psychological trauma and mis-placed shame of this poor, innocent girl who was put in this situation by bad people through no fault of her own. — Roger Street Friedman

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Enjoy our previous coverage here: Interview/Video Premiere: Roger Street Friedman “Come What May”




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