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Warming to Jessy J.

Unexpectedly I find myself warming to Jessy J. Not the mainstream performer, but the singer-songwriter. In a review of her duet with James Morrison I was underwhelmed, but I like her songwriting and voice in acoustic versions. Read more…

In my dreams – one song, two feels


This blogpost has to be written mainly to get this song out of my head: “In my dreams” from the album “The Awakening” by James Morrison. What makes this song special is that Morrison recorded two versions, an acoustic one and an arrangement with a full band. The acoustic version makes me unbearably sad, while the other one is perfect to cheer me up on a Sunday morning.
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Ane Brun: Songwriting is “magical”


The music magazine Three Monkeys has a great interview with Ane Brun in which she reveals her songwriting technique. While Leonard Cohen writes too many verses, Gillian Welch only records a song if she can remember it after weeks, Ane Brun is mostly “inspired by emotional and existential topics”.
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I’m now collecting news about singer-songwriters on Scoop.it!

I am now collecting news on singer-songwriters, folk singers and acoustic music on scoop.it! I find stories through reading the Guardian every morning, checking google news, and by occasionally buying music magazines. I hope you like it! You can either click the link Singer-Songwriter News under Blogroll on the right hand side, or go there directly: http://www.scoop.it/t/singer-songwriter.

Gillian Welch: We suffered from writer’s dissatisfaction

Like many singer-songwriters, Gillian Welch does not touch her audience by being a “party band”. She tells Acoustic Guitar that people come to her shows to sink into her world for little while. In its latest issue, the magazine reviews her album The Harrow and the Harvest and calls it a “unique body of work”. In an interview with the artist we also learn why it took eight years to write the new album.
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