Friday, July 26, 2013
“I was fortunate enough to catch Amanda Palmer early on with the Dresden Dolls in Boston. Growing up in New England, I took pride in watching musicians grow well beyond the clubs of Boston, especially those that had a unique, non-mainstream appeal.
Amanda Palmer’s music has never been ordinary. Compositionally she pulls from all ends of the spectrum to build expressive, emotional music that gets inside of you. Defining the sound is difficult; she follows the tradition of the great singer/songwriters of today while mixing in influences from theater and orchestra. Listen to her music and you’ll certainly recognize the forwardness of her voice and lyrics.
When the music establishment was not in line with her creative process, Palmer went back to basics with her use of the technology to connect with fans new and old. She embraced technology to work for her in opening her music to a wider audience – with success.
Amanda Palmer makes music for herself and for her fans while understanding that sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. This is at the heart of what folk music is to me.
May I be the first to welcome Amanda Palmer to the 2013 Newport line-up.”
– Jeff Carvalho
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