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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