An interview by Jay Ruttenberg that appeared in the September 27-October 4, 2001 issue (#313) of Time Out New York. The interview itself took place over the phone on September 8, 2001.
Chill factor: Windy City singer-songwriter Edith Frost nips at our ears and hearts with two new albums
Her voice overflows with an earthy sweetness one typically encounters on dusty country records, yet singer-songwriter Edith Frost ignores distinctions between old and new, city and country, art and kitsch. Her Chicago apartment is loaded with Hello Kitty tchotchkes and cowgirl memorabilia; 15 feet of vinyl eat away at her living room while her hard drive swells with MP3 files. She bought her first modem in 1982, launched her first website in 1994 (it was devoted to cowgirls) and currently maintains a site about her music so thorough that it lists crummy reviews alongside raves and even highlights the portions of her interviews that she deems most embarrassing.