Dori Freeman Premieres Cover of Old-Time Tune “Over There”
Here at ND, one of our most anticipated new roots releases for the fall is Dori Freeman’s forthcoming sophomore album Letters Never Read. We’re pretty stoked, then, to premiere a new song from that very record, a cover of the old-time song “Over There.”
Also known as “Starry Crown” (a version of which the Carolina Chocolate Drops included on its 2006 album Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind) and “Chased Old Satan Through the Door,” “Over There” was once made famous by the Woodie Brothers. Freeman’s take on the track is light and sweet, just her nimble voice over strummed banjo.
“This is an old-time tune I’ve heard a few times growing up that I taught my husband in the car on the way to a gig once,” Freeman says. “I wanted it on the record because I wanted part of my Appalachian upbringing to be featured.”
Letters Never Read is out October 20. Listen to “Over There” below.