20 Aug 2016

The Mixtape: Ebony Lamb

From RNZ Music, 4:05 pm on 20 August 2016
Ebony Lamb

Ebony Lamb Photo: Justyn Denney-Strother

Eb and Sparrow's Ebony Lamb takes us through a few of the songs that have shaped her life and art, for The Mixtape. 

Ebony Lamb didn't intend to be a musician - photography and painting were her first loves. But at 29, she found her world crumbling. A mother of one, in the midst of a break-up, with her father passing away - country music really spoke to her. And her own songs began to pour out. 

"For the first year, I wrote a song a day, easy. It was a backlog of emotion - of life. A lot had happened, and I didn't realise it until I started writing."

Here Ebony talks candidly with Yadana Saw about her transient upbringing, her Rudolf Steiner schooling, her wild years and how motherhood saved her. 

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