Lori McKenna: Bittertown

Lori McKenna’s songs are strong snapshots of personal struggles in working-class America. She began her music career after marrying young and starting a family. McKenna draws on her experiences to sing about people who are restless and hoping for more. While she says her life isn’t as bleak as her songs, McKenna’s music will no doubt comfort listeners who are drawn to sad songs.
Bittertown
Released: 6/1/2004
Genre: Americana
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