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I need a new favorite female vocalist.

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Subject: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 12:47 AM

I'd like to expand my horizons and so I am asking: who is your favorite female vocalist.People that I have enjoyed in the past (and still listen to) are Marianne Faithful, Karan Casey, Karrin Allyson, Niamh Parsons, Marta Sebesteyn, Nico, Lulu, Edith Piaf, Marina Topferova, Joni Mitchell, Sally Dworsky, Linda Thompson, Kate Rusby, Linda Ronstadt. Is there someone else that I should audition? Please save me from ennui?


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 01:48 AM

Heidi Talbot.. Francoise Hardy....There are so many others but they are tops for me....ñ!!! Heidi Talbot... If You Stay..    Francoise Hardy.. Fais Moi Une Place.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Little Robyn
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 02:15 AM

Emily Smith
She's married to Kiwi lad Jamie McLennan from Hamilton so she comes over this way more frequently than other Scots singers.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 02:48 AM

Joe Offer just mentioned Chloe Roweth on the How Gilbert Died (Banjo Paterson) thread

Chloe has the best voice in the Australian folk scene according to a knowledgeable friend.

Roweth Music Original, Traditional & Contemporary Music

sound clips available on Sales page


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 02:55 AM

Try June Tabor or Isla St Clair.

Or if you like death doom and destruction Karine Polwarts.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: theleveller
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 03:11 AM

Lucy Ward, without a doubt.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: The Barden of England
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 03:11 AM

Chris While takes some beating.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: The Barden of England
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 03:17 AM

Meant to put this in : - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKHX8gEaxh8

John Barden


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Max Johnson
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 06:32 AM

Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Emmylou Harris, Debbie Harry, Alison Kraus, Mirella Freni...


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: maeve
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 06:46 AM

Cindy Kallet


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 08:44 AM

I like Judy Dinning, who is the lead singer with Real Time.

She was at my place Faldingworth Live a few weeks back and this is a youtube video of one of the songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abaDCei_q2s&feature=related


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: PHJim
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 08:53 AM

Karen Dalton is my all time favourite female folk singer, while Vi Redd is my favourite female jazz singer.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Andrez
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 08:59 AM

Hard to pick an all time favourite as there are so many really but I'd put in a vote for some of Eva Cassidy's work. Too bad she died before she really had the opportunity to take off!

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: alex s
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 09:07 AM

Sandy Denny
Fay Hield


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: I don't know
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 09:16 AM

Chris Wild, Julie Matthews, Emily Slade, Miranda Sykes, Emily Smith, Judy Dinning, Lucy Ward, Kate Bramley.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: artbrooks
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 09:42 AM

Aoife O'Donovan of Crooked Still or Elizabeth LaPrelle.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Morris-ey
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 10:38 AM

June Tabor; Diamanda Galas; Chrissie Hynde; Ani Di-Franco; Anne Briggs; Mary Coughlan; Natalie Merchant.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 10:52 AM

I'm partial to Gillian Welch.

Of course, she cheats by having this incredible guitarist who follows her around for purposes of his own...

Peter


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Elmore
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 10:59 AM

Norah Jones,Dianna Krall,Priscilla Herdman,Anne Hills.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: BobKnight
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 11:02 AM

The aforementioned Fay Heild - great singer. Also a new-ish Scottish lass, Siobhan Miller. She has a great voice, and the more established Emily Smith, and Karine Polwart. I can't recommend these women highly enough.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 11:18 AM

Cara Dillon is worth a mention

Cara Dillon


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 11:46 AM

Cara Dillon yes but her sister Mary Dillon is even better, Gillian Welch has also been already listed and has Siobhan Miller a very impressive live performer also don't forget Bonny Rait a seasoned singer and fablous slide guitarist.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Bernard
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 11:50 AM

Amy Grant, Julie Fowlis, Jane & Amanda Threlfall...


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 11:51 AM

Christine Collister,Eddi Reader.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: alex s
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 12:04 PM

Mary Black
Dolores Keane


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 12:27 PM

Kate Wolf


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Sue Wilcock
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 12:37 PM

Lucy Ward definitely mine at the moment


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: BobKnight
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 12:39 PM

How could I forget Kathleen MacInnes? She sings in Gaelic, but what a great voice. You really have to check her out - Scottish gaelic singer of the year a wee while back. You don't have to understand what she's singing about - the voice does it all. She has videos on you-tube.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: gnu
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 01:48 PM

I just keep saying WOW!

What a great thread.

Crank up the volume.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 01:51 PM

Gwyneth Keen - great voice


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: gnu
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 01:51 PM

Another Caper


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 02:26 PM

Melanie Oesch
Taylor Ware


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Amergin
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 02:46 PM

One of our own...the gorgeous Harpmolly aka Molly Bauckham whose beauty is only surpassed by her voice. Loch Tay Boat Song

I understand she'll be having a cd coming out soon.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 03:00 PM

Karan Casey and June Tabor set the bar pretty high but of those already mentioned already I'll reiterate Cara Dillon and Anne Briggs (thanks Morris-ey)but also raise you Norma Waterson, Sally Barker and the wonderful Thea Gilmore (more mainstream folk/rock but
a superb voice).


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Arkie
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 03:23 PM

More nominations:
Jennifer Warnes
Elana James
Lacy J. Dalton
k.d. lang
Zooey Deschanel
Tracy Grammer
Candace Knight
Nikki Yanofsky
Annette Griffin
Donna Ulisse
Jheena Ladwick


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Colin Randall
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 03:24 PM

Since I've just noted her absence here, in my Mudcat thread about a Song of the Day series at my own site, I'd say Eliza Carthy on her day should be in there with a shout. Linda Thompson, too, at her height.

And while I know it's deeply unfashionable to say so, I still love Joan Baez's voice.

But we are spoilt for choice. Looking back over this thread, I can say without even checking that Mary Black, Cara Dillon, June Tabor, Dolores Keane, Chris While and, of course, Sandy Denny have all appeared in my selections, along with a few of the others mentioned.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 04:37 PM

Aoife O'Donovan (vocalist for Crooked Still in addition to her other projects and solo ventures) is one of my favourite female singers. I've seen her sing live many times and she is wonderful. A great talent who can work her magic on traditional songs and inventive cover versions as well as writing some superb songs herself. There are tons of clips out there in the ether but here's a sampling...

Aoife sings Harvest Moon

Aoife sings her own song Lay My Burden Down

Aoife sings Wind and Rain


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: michaelr
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 05:05 PM

I second Mary Dillon of Deanta; sadly, she appears to have retired from performing.

With Eddi reader a close second, my all-time favorite, heartstopping, heartbreaking voice is that of Karen Matheson. There is no instrument like hers.

A more recent one.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: skipy
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 05:38 PM

Gilly Darbey without a doubt, best female voice ever, not keen on her choice of material these days, but, that is her right to choose. Checkout Waterfall (you will need a few more wild cards) on youtube.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,John Sidmouth
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 05:55 PM

Give Karine Polwart a listen

I love her to bits and marvellous songwriter too


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: gnu
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 06:18 PM

Gilly Darbey... wow again... great thread!... again!


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: skipy
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 06:48 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE_i4dUBARg
Skipy (in a 6x sauce)


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: skipy
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 06:54 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2TorCWYM1Q&feature=related
Skipy.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 06:56 PM

Mary-Chapin Carpenter. Lynn Miles. And there are hundreds more...


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Bernard
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 07:11 PM

Jay Bradbury (Jaywalkers)... only just eighteen, but with amazing maturity.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 07:23 PM

Lucy Ward (again). The only person who can make the word "Shardlow" sound like a curse.

Eliza C. And her mum. And Lal.

Also let's put a word in for KAMI Thompson.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Gurney
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 07:32 PM

My favourite is Madeleine Peyroux, just for the recordings. She used to be jazz/blues/swing, but has lately turned to recording her own songs, which IMO isn't so good. Performers cover covers because they are the best songs, even in their opinions.
Julie London if you like steamy late-night jazz. The late Dusty Springfield if you like CW just a touch raucous. Melody Gardot has as good a voice as I've heard.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: PHJim
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 07:44 PM

Catherine MacLellan, Martha Wainright and Serena Ryder are three great Canadian songstresses; very different, but all lovely singer/songwriters.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 08:09 PM

Gordeanna McCulloch

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    joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 08:16 PM

oops, how come I have turned into a guest? have asked Joe, need to be ME again!!


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Helen
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 08:30 PM

Billie Holiday, especially her early recordings. I have a 10 CD set and the more I listen, the more beauty and complexity I hear in her singing, her arrangements and the songs themselves.

I've just discovered Adele, and bought her latest album called 21 and her first album called 19. She is a pop singer who writes and sings her own songs, but also did a very good cover version of The Cure's Lovesong. She's not the best singer I have ever heard, but her song called "Set Fire to the Rain" is complex, interesting arrangement, and her singing on that is up there with the best, I think. I like the songs Rolling in the Deep, and Someone Like You, but not as much as the Rain song.

I will also add an Australian singer, Kavisha Mazella, and African singers Angelique Kidjo and Miriam Makeeba, and the Scottish harp duo Sileas (Patsy Seddon and Mary McMaster) who also collaborated on the Poozies album, Infinite Blue. Sileas are full of passion and fun, and are brilliant harpers and singers, IMHO.

Casey Donovan - Wikipedia was the winner of the second Australian Idol series. She is an Indigenous singer, whose voice used to send chills up my spine when I watched the programme. She was only 16 at the time, and I don't know whether she has made any more CD's but I'm sure she will still be singing and decide to re-launch her career when the time is right.

I just read the last bit of that article and she will be playing the role of Mama Cass in a new musical "flowerchildren - the The Mamas & the Papas story" written by Peter Fitzpatrick.

And if you are looking for some light relief combined with excellent female singing and musical arrangements, search YouTube for the Kransky Sisters. :-D

I'm sure I'll come back with more recommendations, after I've had a further ponder on this request.

Helen


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Paul G.
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 08:36 PM

Amanda Shires


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 08:48 PM

I agree with the Emily Smith recommendation.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: maeve
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 09:02 PM

I also love Ray Fisher, Cilla Fisher, Lizzie Higgins, Jane Turriff, Margaret MacArthur, Mary Ann Kennedy, Priscilla Herdman, Anne Dodson...


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 09:21 PM

Emily Smith on the transatlantic sessions

Emily Smith

CC


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Bobert
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 09:25 PM

Anyone mention Patty Griffin???

B~


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Effsee
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 10:34 PM

Mariza!


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: michaelr
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 12:58 AM

So, Azoic -- does JT know you're dumping her? And just what was it she did wrong?


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 01:46 AM

I'd agree with Gallus Moll about Gordeanna McCullough. I fell in love with Gordeanna's singing when I heard her at Whitby Folk Week several years ago.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Bizibod
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 03:08 AM

Kristina Olsen


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Kit Griffiths
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 03:34 AM

Maria Cunningham. She used to sing round here (Sevenoaks), but moved to Eastbourne several years ago.Only one solo CD, as far as I know, though she was also on "Apples, Cherries, Hops and Women -Folk songs from Kent Volume 2", with Pete Castle et al. Superb voice, and great songwriting, too. (By the way, I lost her address after she had written to tell me that she had moved again, and I've been unable to trace her via the internet -if anyone knows her whereabouts(Vic Smith, possibly?), please give her my love and/or let me have contact details. I had been going to start a "Does anyone know what happened to...." type thread, but as she is one of the finest singers I have known, this post kills two birds with one stone!)


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 04:09 AM

Can it really be true that nobody has mentioned Maddy Prior, or have I just missed it?

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: SussexCarole
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 04:09 AM

Re: Maria Cunningham - I have contact details. PM sent


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 04:22 AM

Fado songstress Cristina Branco from Portugal.Yes M-JT STILL is the greatest.It's just that I need an occasional diversion from her unrelenting gravitas.I also like Astrud Gilberto,Rosa Passos,Susanna Baca.Valerie Carter,Natalie Merchant.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 10:56 AM

oops - the Guest above singing the praises of Aoife O'Donovan with the three links was me, sorry.

Thanks also to Bernard for the vote above for Jay Bradberry (note correct spelling) of Jaywalkers. This is a great young English band featuring top class instrumental prowess from Jay on fiddle, Michael Giverin on mandolin and Lucy Williams on bass (and they all seem to play other instruments as well). Michael writes some excellent songs too.

I love Jay's voice so much. I remember that the first time I heard her sing was in the bar at Sore Fingers bluegrass camp, the first year I went. She was just 15 at the time! Her rich, mature voice blew me away. Here's a little clip I took of them performing one of Michael's original songs:

Jaywalkers at the Orwell Bluegrass Festival

Cheers
Maria


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: gnu
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 05:49 PM

Ohhhh... this thread just keeps gettin better. The links and the names... like Bobert's Patty Griffin reference.... holy crap!

I have said it many times on other music threads and such... it just amazes me how much music there is and how little time we all have to hear even a small portion of it. It's just awesome... humans are just awesome.

No, I haven't smoked dope in years. Why do you ask?


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Helen
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 06:16 PM

I did a search on YouTube for Casey Donovan. Move forward to about 40 seconds of the clip, to avoid the yakkety-yak of the announcers.

Casey Donovan - Hello (a song by Evanescence)

Ethereal, crystal pure voice.

Also, I would add Patti Smith to the list. I especially like her album called Gone Again.

Helen


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 04:08 AM

Ken Hall of singers still with us Rita Gallagher wonderful Irish traditional singer and suprised nobody has mentioned Brit jazzer Claire Martin


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,John Sidmouth
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 06:14 AM

Karine Polwart -Hole in the Heart


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 06:22 AM

Sheila Stewart
If death is not a barrier, her mother Belle.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: beeliner
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 12:37 PM

Amazing that, unless I missed it, no one has mentioned Joan Armatrading. She would be at the top of my list.

Kathryn Calder of the New Pornographers is also noteworthy, though I haven't much from her as a soloist.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Banjiman
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 01:06 PM

I'm with Aoife O'Donovan, being gorgeous helps!

I'm also with this, Annachie Gordon . Same comment applies!!


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: paul vaughan
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 02:11 PM

My favourite from the last few years is Mary Gauthier. A wonderfuly expressive voice coupled with some of the finest songwriting I've ever haerd.

Try this for starters;

I Drink


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: pdq
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 02:28 PM

Suzy Bogguss is one of the greatest Pop singers I have ever heard, although she is usually called Country.

Her records "Simpatico" (with Chet Atkins), "Aces" (prety much Country), and "Swing" (a retro album, but about half the material is brand new), and her Christmas album "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" all all great.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 02:36 PM

So many, but of those singing today I'd like to mention Peta Webb, and Frankie Armstrong. And I'll give another vote to Gordeanna McCullough


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Geordie-Peorgie (sans Cookie - again!)
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 06:14 PM

Anna Shannon - A W E S O M E


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Arkie
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 11:35 PM

Marie Mazziotti is certainly not a name from the mainstream of any form of music as far as I know but worthy of some attention

Marie Mazziotti - Valentine


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 05:01 AM

Jonatha Brooke and her homage to Woody Guthrie cd called "The Works".Masterpiece.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 06:01 AM

Lea Salonga


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,CoriSCapnSkip
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 05:18 AM

Joan Baez--best ever, especially early stuff

Mary O'Hara

Karen Carpenter


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 05:22 AM

Ingrid Temple. Moira Craig.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 05:29 AM

From several genres:

- Julie Fowlis
- Tarja Turunen
- Flossie Malavialle
- Mari Boine


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 07:11 AM

Janet Russell


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: MikeT
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 03:18 PM

How about my daughter Shaina Taub:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KWXyG3Di_Q&hd=1

www.shainataub.com

Shameless plug from a proud dad.

Mike


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 08:10 AM

Julie Fowlis!!!

If she doen't move you....check your pulse. In Gaelic, but still. Excellent piper and whistle player too.

Julie Fowlis


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 10:06 AM

Fiona McConnell. Sings with the great new Irish band from the Liverpool area, Ildanach. I say this in all objectivity....


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Bob Francis
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 05:00 PM

Emily Slade. She's got a live album out soon from a concert I was at. Definitely give a listen, bf


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 05:28 PM

Muireann Nic Ambhlaoidh:
http://muireann.ie/biog.html
As well as many of the others above!
Sally Barker, anyone?


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: cptsnapper
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 05:43 PM

Melanie Harold

Sharon Fountain

Beth Nielsen Chapman


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 05:46 PM

Moira Craig
Maureen Jelkes
Vera Ward Hall (hard to find recordings, but an astonishingly good singer)
Mahalia Jackson


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Stewie
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 09:21 PM

I don't think the wonderful Eleanor Shanley has been mentioned. Eleanor Shanley.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,Alan
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 03:15 AM

Antje Duvekot

Here's her version of "Reasonland" a song she wrote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5z3JRljJj4&feature=related


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 10:04 AM

Subjective indeed but a great thread! I am both pleased and surprised to see so many Gaelic singers mentioned.
In English there are so very many wanderful ones to choose from. A few of my personal favourites that I have not seen mentioned would be Judith Durham, Catherine McKinnon, Anita Carter, Raylene Rankin, and Rita MacNeil.
In Gaelic in addition to those mentioned earlier I would add Flora MacNeil, Margaret Bennett, Joanne Rankin, Mary Margaret MacLean, and once again Raylene Rankin.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: moecurlythanu
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 10:23 AM

Mandy Morton just edges out Maddy Prior for me.


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Mrs Wickham
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 12:24 PM

In no particular order....

Gordeanna McCulloch
Moira Craig
Maddy Prior
Patricia Flynn
Fay Hield
Sylvia Barnes


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 02:22 AM

I thought I would be the first to mention Suzy Bogguss, but I see pdq beat me to the punch way back in August. As pdq said, the Simpatico album she did with Chet Atkins was terrific - I especially liked their recording of "He's in the Jailhouse Now."

Well, Suzy now has an album out called American Folk Songbook. It's good.

Give her a listen.

I'm also partial to Nanci Griffith, and really liked her two Other Voices, Other Rooms albums. Another is Kathy Mattea, who did a nice collection of mining songs titled Coal.

Tops on my list are Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, and Cindy Mangsen; along with Sally Rogers. Oh, and Iris Dement - they don't get much better than Iris Dement.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: I need a new favorite female vocalist.
From: GUEST,tonguefish
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 03:44 AM

Gillian Welch


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