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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
16-Oct-08 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Listen out for Lucy Ward
Subject: RE: Listen out for Lucy Ward
Lucy has dropped by at The Vernon a couple of odd times. She is an impressively talented and confident young lady.

It is hard to kick free of the Rusby-isms just as it was difficult for our generation not to copy Dylan, Bert Jansch, and MacColl- and virtually impossible for the ladies to ignore Baez and Joni Mitchell.

The late Tony Capstick once told me that all his heroes when he started were Irish singers like the guys in the Dubliners. I don't think borrowing the odd inflection really stops anyone finding their own style.

Lucy is well on her way to finding her own approach to folksinging.