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On a bright and early morning, I meet Odessa Rose Jorgensen at her apartment before she hauls off to Austin, Texas, to perform with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. The twenty-six-year-old blondehaired, blue-eyed folk goddess has been playing alongside the beloved indie band on their international tour since last spring. With the upcoming debut of her first full release, Odessa is truly coming into her own. Sunlight pours in through a large window, warming the cozy

space, and it’s not hard to imagine Odessa playing her violin, strumming away on her guitar, or penning lyrics. With its cream and seafoam-colored walls and yawning wooden floors, the apartment has a vintage vibe that reflects her style. She wears her long, naturally golden hair loose atop a shiny, netted silver sweater, and her powder-blue skinny jeans are tucked into a pair of woven leather boots that hit just below her knees. Her eclectic, thrift store-inspired getup, paired with her surfer-meets-flower child look, equals effortless beauty. Odessa disappears for a second and then walks gracefully back

into the space, carrying a chair as she apologizes for the lack of seating. “I’ve never had a stick of furniture in here,” she tells me. “I just love the natural acoustics of an open-sounding room. I don’t want to disrupt it.” Perhaps this belief in the sanctity of sound began as early as her childhood in Santa Rosa, California. “We always had good music playing,” Odessa says with a smile, hooking her heels onto the lower rung of her chair and rocking forward. “Good,” at this point in her life, consisted of classic rock ‘n’ roll, traditional folk, and country—such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, //////// 41

Profile for Native

Native | February 2013 | Nashville, TN  

Featuring Nashville's Justin Townes Earle, Karoake Cab, Kangaroo Press, Poetry Sucks, Odessa Rose, The Stone Fox, No. 308, Chucklet and Hone...

Native | February 2013 | Nashville, TN  

Featuring Nashville's Justin Townes Earle, Karoake Cab, Kangaroo Press, Poetry Sucks, Odessa Rose, The Stone Fox, No. 308, Chucklet and Hone...