Gretchen Peters on Neil Young and Rickie Lee Jones

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Recently I spoke with Gary Stoller for his Best I’ve Ever Seen column in No Depression. Gary asks artists about live shows they’ve seen that were the best and/or most influential. Answers are purely subjective, of course, and could change depending on the day. These two shows, though decades apart, had a huge impact on me.  An excerpt:

“I didn’t know anything about her except that I couldn’t stop playing her record,” Peters says, “it fascinated me. She seemed to combine musical elements that hadn’t been combined before. She was clearly a singer-songwriter, but there was also jazz, folk, and country. And there was this singular voice, not just in the literal sense but in the writerly sense…”

To read this article in its entirety, view it at No Depression.