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GUEST,Ana Traditional singer definition (360* d) RE: Traditional singer definition 31 Aug 10


I love the old songs. The tunes resonate with me. The stories tell of the timelessness of the human condition. I'll be captured by a melody then I learn the words, and feel the emotion of the ageless story when I sing it. I love to savour them with my voice. To wrap the sound around them.
It often feels like a special responsibility - to care for them, and to simply be a conduit. I learn other songs as well - more recent, that also capture me. Sometimes I'm referred to as a 'trady' and often I hear snide remarks about the genre. I don't really care, though I am perplexed because I don't sneer at others who sing songs not to my taste. It's music and good for the soul. I feel most heart warmed when I open my eyes mid song, and see others (especially men) caught in the moment of the story. It's magic.
Am I a traditional singer? - I don't mind how I'm described. It's just what I do.


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