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Jo King Overwhelming original songs - live? (5) Overwhelming original songs - live? 05 Nov 00


Hello Folks

I love live music. Tonight I had the good fortune of seeing Heather Bishop perform in a coffee house environment. It was a fabulous performance. Her mixture of riotous humour, genuine banter, focussed messages, powerful personality, and strong song writing was highly inspiring. I knew of her, but was not familiar with her music prior to tonight. She is a prairie-based Canadian singer/songwriter. She performed an original song ("The letter" - I think), this song overwhelmed me. I was choking back tears, unexpectantly. It deals with a series of letters between a mother and son who have been purposefully distant for some time. The reasons and results of the years of non-communication become painfully clear to the listener.

There were several people near me that were drying eyes and sniffling back the raw emotion of the moment that Heather had created.

On a lighter note another memorable song she performed that poked some fun at co-dependancy had a great line that went something like "If you're gonna leave me, can I come with you?"

I'm sure tons of Mudcats have similar experiences (this has likely been a thread before, but I'm new), I'd like to hear about them.

Be Well, JK


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