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Angela Autumn

This episode features folk-indie artist Angela Autumn who describes her music as “Cowgirl Folk and Sad Girl Blues.” Here she performs her original song "Colorado" at 25 Carrick Ave in Pittsburgh Pa.

AIRED: September 17, 2019 | 0:06:02
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TRANSCRIPT

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- [Angela] I grew up in a rural area of Western PA

in a place called Butler County.

I feel like the landscape that you grow up around

has an influence and an impact on the material

that you have to work with later,

and I grew up basically in the middle of nowhere.

♪ Ooh, I love my baby

- [Angela] I'm an only child so I played outside a lot

and picked up the guitar when I was nine.

It was like my best friend.

So, I played a lot of music in the woods from a young age.

Colorado, take two.

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♪ I'm gonna move to

♪ Colorado

♪ Tomorrow

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♪ Gonna slide in while the city's ♪

♪ Sleeping

♪ Sound

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♪ I don't care if I gotta beg,

♪ Or steal,

♪ Or borrow

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♪ Gonna drive until those wheels ♪

♪ They leave the ground

♪ Leave the ground

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♪ Once your girl but baby

♪ Then you left me for the road ♪

♪ But when I was your mama

♪ I never dreamed

♪ I'd see you go

♪ To Colorado

♪ Colorado

♪ Ohhh

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♪ I'm gonna seek you out

♪ Both fast and

♪ Slow

♪ I'm gonna swing on down

♪ The Ohio

♪ 'Cause I'm dreaming of the day before I knew ♪

♪ That I knew what I was missing ♪

♪ All the working parts in my head ♪

♪ Leave my mind still

♪ Spinning

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♪ Well I bet you were married

♪ Maybe about a

♪ Year ago

♪ I can tell by your sleepy eyes ♪

♪ Your sun is setting

♪ Fast and low

♪ You'd better go

♪ Oh oh, oh

♪ To Colorado

♪ Whoa, oh!

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Coming to Pittsburgh, I saw people doing

what I wanted to do,

and that was playing out and writing.

And they were a lot of really cool people

who were already in the music scene

who lifted me up and got me involved.

I do not identify as modern country,

but I do identify myself with old country

and with traditional music, and I like to keep that alive

and take modern issues, and

use the form of old country

to relay those issues to a new audience.

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