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Mysterious Star

Release Date: January 19, 2024

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Spirits of the Dead [A Tribute to Edgar Allen Poe]
1 King Pest  
2 Evening Star  
3 The Raven  
4 The Pit And The Pendulum  
5 Tell - Tale Heart  
6 Masque Of The Red Death  
7 Fairyland  
8 Mysterious Star  
9 Spirits Of The Dead  
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On January 19th 2024, the 215th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, singer, harpist, composer Thistle Jemison releases new album Mysterious Star: A Tribute to Poe under the Chamber Folk moniker THISTLE.

“When I wrote this music, I was inspired by the emotions of terror and wonder, which the beloved Poe so famously evoked through his literature,” explains Thistle.

The formal study and professional performance in the folk, jazz, Western classical and South Indian classical genres are among Jemison’s diverse influences in creating her music for THISTLE, while the literature of poets past are the inspiration for her lyrics. Jemison studied music at Hampshire College and the Five College Consortium, obtained a degree in Vocal Jazz Performance at The New School for Jazz, and spent seven years studying S. Indian Classical Voice with guru Saavithri Ramanand in NYC. She also performed in rock bands as both a harpist and vocalist, including touring in cello rock band Rasputina, of 1990’s fame.

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