Regina Carter: Southern Comfort
Regina Carter presents Southern Comfort
For Regina Carter, the violin isn’t merely an improvisational vehicle. It’s a Rosetta stone that unlocks the door to myriad cultures and worlds. An intrepid musical explorer, Carter has greatly expanded her violin odyssey since being awarded a coveted 2006 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship. Her latest project, Southern Comfort, is a collection of songs that pays homage to her grandfather’s roots as a coal miner in Alabama and celebrates the joyous folk music that infused her early childhood. Southern Comfort traces blues, gospel, spirituals, folk and country music as they evolved with jazz, R&B and global influences in the latter half of the 20th century. From timeless traditional tunes of the South to a gloriously re-imagined take on the music of Hank Williams, Southern Comfort is a vivid travelogue of the music at the heart of the American experience, brought to life by a modern master.