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Thread #61682   Message #992845
Posted By: George Papavgeris
29-Jul-03 - 05:50 PM
Thread Name: Review: Kate Rusby - opinions please?
Subject: RE: Review: Kate Rusby - opinions please?
My personal view: She has a good voice and presence, and has an excellent band. She is "packaged"/manufactured (in the sense that she is being "groomed" by the record companies and media), and that puts some people off. On the other hand, she draws public, and especially younger audiences, which has to be a good thing, so good luck to her.

In the context of bringing young people to folk and perhaps generating the next Folk Revival, I see her as the "starter", but not the "sustainer". The latter will consist of people like Sam Pirt's The Pack - the ones that make it because of their will and energy alone.