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Thread #121629   Message #2658795
Posted By: PoppaGator
17-Jun-09 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Do male singers have all the best songs?
Subject: RE: Do male singers have all the best songs?
I feel compelled to add a name to the lists of female songwriters submitted by mg and Michael (above) ~ Lucinda Williams.

Yeah, yeah, I know ~ she's Not-Folk (although her background and early musical education definitely took place within the folk-revival context).

But then again, neither are all the women whose names were cited above, a couple of whom have been pretty closely associated with Lucinda. Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded "Passionate Kisses," which won Lu a songwriting Grammy, and Emmylou was a next-door neighbor for a while and I'm pretty sure the two of 'em collaborated on a few projects.