Song of the Day | “Fox Hunt” by Sierra Ferrell

Sierra Ferrell's new album is 'Trail of Flowers' | Bobbi Rich, courtesy of the artist

Despite what impression mainstream country radio may impart, country music has always been a melting pot of influences. And since before she went from busking on street corners to performing on the hallowed Grand Ole Opry stage, West Virginia-bred singer and songwriter Sierra Ferrell was blending a range of traditional styles – bluegrass, gypsy jazz, even calypso – into country-tinged folk music with lyrical depth.

Ferrell’s sophomore full length, Trail of Flowers (out now on Rounder Records), manages to provoke both knee slappin’ and deep thinkin’– a prime example is the effervescent, fiddle-forward “Fox Hunt.”

All songs featured in our Song of the Day series can be found on our Fresh Squeeze Playlist and in rotation on our music discovery radio station, The Independent.

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