The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2306665
Posted By: melodeonboy
04-Apr-08 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
"And I like to think that I eventually create my own interpretation of a song, anyway, which is really the most important thing. I've heard singers whose vocal style has been "influenced" by that of traditional singers and they sound ridiculous, false, and in one case absolutely painful to listen to. Surely the thing to aim for is to find your own voice."

Yes indeed, Ruth. A thousand times yes. (But applicable across the board; not only to traditional singers.)