Hairstory has an interview with Chloe Nelson, the compelling lead vocalist of Tanbark. In the interview, she explains the importance of a strong stage presence and look. “I am particularly fond of Willie Nelson’s braids, Françoise Hardy’s bangs, Dolly Parton’s enormous blondness,” she says. “When you see a show, your eye has to linger on the performers, and that connection will be stronger if they truly catch your eye. I always dress up. I have pink cowboy boots and a collection of floral dresses that fill my closet. Country music has a history of gaudy costumes that enhance and also clash with the heart-wrenching themes, including loneliness, loss, and general sadness. That contrast is beautiful to me.” Read the full interview here.
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