The Singer Songwriter

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By Marc Platt

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Of all the genres of popular music, defining the singer-songwriter is tough because they all crossover into each other. Taylor Swift is a very different type of singer-songwriter than Bruce Springsteen, yet they both fall into this category.

I’m sure you (like me) think of the CLASSIC singer-songwriters like James Taylor, Carole King, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. They are all covered in here, but so are some of the more obscure artists like Warren Zevon, Elliott Smith, Elliott Murphy and Nick Drake.

I have made sure to throw in “Quick Reviews” and “Context” for these artists as well as observations and “Anecdotes” to add a little flavor to their stories and music. There are iTunes links for every song (when possible) so you can sample and/or download if you feel inclined to do so.

I want to make it as easy as possible for every generation to become familiar with the unfamiliar and re-connect the fans already in the know.

Technology is a tricky thing to maneuver when it comes to music. Many records have been out of print for decades, but as you will see iTunes has done a great job keeping those songs alive. I mostly have vinyl, but I’m grateful that these songs are available digitally so YOU can be the judge yourself. You don’t have to take my word for it.

The Singer Songwriter