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Thread #108262   Message #2252437
Posted By: Backwoodsman
03-Feb-08 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
Subject: RE: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
"but I think it's a shame that most of the 15yr old folkie girls want to sound just like her"

We-e-e-ll, we all have to start somewhere, and most of us start/started by imitating our idols to a greater or lesser degree - I certainly did. 15 is a very young age for anyone to have a style of their own completely developed, but by getting out there and doing it, albeit in someone else's style, doors open and confidence grows.

I could think of a very great many, far worse singers' styles for a young lady to use as a crutch in her journey through music. And at least she sings with an English accent, and she sounds way better than Beyonce. :-)