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Posted By: Santa
03-Mar-05 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy: Pop or folk?
Subject: Eliza Carthy: Pop or folk?
Today James Griffiths reviewed the new show by Sharon Shannon and Eliza Carthy for the Guardian . He liked them, thought Sharon "folk with a capital F", but was tempted to place Eliza in the category "pop stars who play folk". Possibly because she was "a slick and engaging performer...challenged purists...cosmopolian entertainer...regales us with anecdotes and sings in a slightly husky voice...." Presumably folk singers don't do that sort of thing, then?