EPISODE 7: DEBBY SCHWARTZ
Debby Schwartz is a complex animal; she floats easily among identities: New York City rock 'n' roller; sophisticated folk artist in a Pentangle lineage, with haunting modal melodies; recording artist in the mode first crystallized in the 1970s (the musician, player, multi-instrumentalist, stretching-out experimenter); mood painter—all guises gathered into songs with hooky choruses and verses emerging out of twists and turns— and through it all, she's literate, aware, and conscious of self in the best, focused, artistic sense.
And if you can't hang with all those fancy descriptions, just check out her beautiful songs here, "Sitting in a Garden of My Own" and "My Hope," and her banter with Chris ranging from Tolstoy to her imitations of psychic Sylvia Browne.
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Modal rocker major-minor harmonizer song singer writer. "Debby Schwartz has hands like Bert Jansch and a voice like the autumn moon."
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