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Roan Yellowthorn talks New York City, J.K. Rowling, Weird Al, gardening and more

Roan Yellowthorn debuted earlier this year with a self-titled EP. Recorded in Upstate New York at Nada Recording Studio, the EP was a collaboration with husband Shawn Strack. While the music falls somewhere between the folk, Americana and indie singer/songwriter genres, the lyrics of Roan Yellowthorn are the focal point, as rooted in poetry. Interestingly, the same can be said about Roan’s father — legendary singer/songwriter Don McLean of “American Pie” and “Vincent” fame — although Roan is entirely her own artist on all ends.

Although a regular at Rockwood Music Hall, Roan chose to exclusively share a live performance of hers from City Winery with Downtown. Roan/Jackie can be followed on Facebook and Twitter, beyond

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