09 March 2006

Musician of the Week

Since I love music and art, I thought I'd start "Musician of the Week" and "Artist of the Week" posts to highlight artists and up-coming musicians. So here is this week's musician...

KT Tunstall is a sparkling new songwriter with Chinese blood, a Scottish heart, great legwarmers and a cool name - "well, it's got a bit more attitude than Kate which just says farmer's daughter to me," she laughs. KT celebrates classic singer-songwriting in the tradition of Rikki Lee Jones, Carol King and Fleetwood Mac with an articulate, accessible, immediate brew of rootsy sass, wistful quandary and after-hours atmosphere. The latest in a line of outstanding contemporary Scottish songwriters including Texas, Fran Healy, Teenage Fanclub and The Beta Band, KT's unique perspective offers a rare emotionally connecting intensity through it's gripping lyrical bite and heartfelt melody.

Her debut album 'Eye To The Telescope' is the creative consequence of that inquiring imagination. "My songs examine and explore little specific emotions or situations or stories," she explains. "They're kitchen table songs, like a conversation between me and one other person. It's almost like an alien has been sent to get emotional samples from human beings and put it all together on a record."

To finish reading her biography, check out http://www.kttunstall.com/

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (Quicktime)
Other Side of the World (Windows Media)


At 09 March, 2006 12:24, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I think my sister really likes KT Tunstall.

God Bless


At 09 March, 2006 13:53, Blogger Ednella said...

What music do you generally listen to? I'm a bluegrass/Celtic person. I don't listen to much Christian music becuase it is so rocky these days. I have a few exceptions.


At 09 March, 2006 18:07, Blogger Carey said...

Nella, my parents brought me up on Classical music, but now I listen to just about everything (with the exception of rap, heavy metal, and country). Some genres I enjoy more than others, but I like to have variety.

Most of the time I listen to classical, celtic, alternative rock, big band/swing, and classic rock.

Matthew, your sister has good taste.

At 10 March, 2006 00:51, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

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At 10 March, 2006 00:51, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

If she had good taste she would own at least one Lisa Gerrard/ Dead Can Dance album.

God Bless


At 10 March, 2006 05:03, Blogger Carey said...



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