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GUEST,William Pint Obit: Louisa Jo Killen (1934-2013) (135* d) RE: Obit: Louisa Jo Killen - funeral, 16 Aug 2013 13 Aug 13


We can take a bit of comfort knowing that Louisa left behind a treasure trove of recorded material -- so many splendid songs sung to perfection with so much heart, exquisite phrasing, inflection, layers of meaning -- such richness.

How fortunate that future singers in the traditional style will have the opportunity to listen and watch and learn.

I had the pleasure and honor of knowing and singing with Louisa/Louis many times over the last 30 years or so. Every time was a revelation. I recall hearing Louis singing 'The Rose in June' and weeping openly -- transported by the song and his amazing performance.

A highlight was taking a walking tour of Newcastle with Louisa -- where almost every pub, street corner, bridge we passed was the cue to another song.

You will be missed and never forgotten. Thanks for everything Louisa.


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