In her first book, Blood, which released last fall, Allison Moorer dug into deep wounds from her childhood, exploring both her experience and her process of healing. To accompany the book, she originally intended to release an EP of songs that explored the same themes. That project quickly grew into a remarkably stirring full-length album, which she also titled Blood.
By the time I spoke with her at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida this January, Moorer had been touring in support of the double project for several months and had become accustomed to the way her audiences were inclined to bond with her, across their own traumas. In this session, we discussed all of this and more, and Moorer also gifted us with some excellent performances of songs from the album.