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Jul 15, 2020 - 2:38:29 PM
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heavy5

USA

1266 posts since 11/3/2016

youtube.com/watch?v=n0IKwdfiL24

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Jul 18, 2020 - 3:04:21 AM
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OM45GE

USA

98703 posts since 11/7/2007

She’s wonderful for sure.

Check out the great stuff she’s done with The Carolina Chocolate Drops too

Jul 18, 2020 - 4:53:38 AM
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3139 posts since 9/12/2016

Her  singing is a wonderful addition to what I have in mind as the old tyme style-

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Jul 18, 2020 - 7:39:38 AM

heavy5

USA

1266 posts since 11/3/2016

Her educational & musical background is quite varied including opera & emotionally expresses her music not all of which is my thing .

Jul 18, 2020 - 9:26:11 AM
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3139 posts since 9/12/2016

her and mean mary need to team up on a few imo--not to diss anything else as lacking

Jul 18, 2020 - 11:37:11 AM
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1672 posts since 4/10/2005

She sings rural Appalachian folk music like a classical conservatory-trained opera singer, which she is, and indeed is a graduate of a classical conservatory program. She is very gifted and having a cool career, but a little of the "classical folk" singing style goes a long way for this listener.

Jul 18, 2020 - 1:06:50 PM
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Jim Yates

Canada

6661 posts since 2/21/2007

ceemonster - The Pretty Little Girl With The Blue Dress On has no "classical conservatory-trained opera singer"sound to it.  She sounds very folky to me.

Jul 18, 2020 - 1:48:30 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

23799 posts since 6/25/2005
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She’s a great singer, and a woman, not a girl. That said, my music-major sister points out that Giddens is always identifiable as a trained singer because she lacks the little glitches in pitch that characterize traditional folk singers. Her breadth as a singer is remarkable, and her instrumental work has more of a traditional feel than her singing because she is not a violinist, but learned fiddling (and obviously, banjo) from scratch.

Jul 20, 2020 - 9:58:24 AM
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bigleaf

USA

36 posts since 5/5/2019

Saw her perform at JazzFest in New Orleans the year after Katrina with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and again last year on her duo tour.

For me, she completely owns the stage.

If we ever go to shows again, I hope to see more of her.

Jul 20, 2020 - 10:05:37 AM
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48 posts since 3/21/2018

One of my favorites. I especially like the way she combines old-time music with European/Mideastern/African traditions.

D.H.

youtube.com/watch?v=h4luI94cSi8

Jul 27, 2020 - 9:41:15 AM
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2218 posts since 4/5/2006

Say what you will, she has a way of presenting the simplest of songs making even the most jaded listener, sit up & pay attention. Hats off to her.

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