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May 11, 2010
about Peggy van Zalm:
With a voice that suggests the tenderness of Joni Mitchell or the sly finesse of Chrissy Hynde, Van Zalm's work is always rich in wisdom and heart.Van Zalm has the kind of voice that makes you go dreamy. Vowels soar, consonants gracefully glide, and the songs come together as elegant emissaries of a rich and talented musician.
Hailing from the small farming/surfing/vineyard town of Cowaramup near Margaret River in Western Australia, Van Zalm grew up on healthy doses of Joni Mitchell, and art bands like Talking Heads, Cocteau Twins, and later on, singers like Sinead O'Connor. Van Zalm helped found Martha's Vineyard in her home state of W.A, who quickly generated a buzz, and ended up touring with the likes of INXS, The Saints, Weddings Parties Anything, Paul Kelly, Mental as Anything, the Go Betweens, Eurythmics and Simply Red. Since then van Zalm has released a string of successful solo albums--1994's Revival, and 1998's Soul Magic, 2000 Different World and Light Diamond 2006 and earned rave reviews for her inspired live performances.
Sinead O'Connor,Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading,Lindsay Buckingham,Bob Dylan,Paul Kelly,Tom Waits,Ricki Lee Jones,Linda Ronstadt,Elton John, Pretenders,World Party,Beatles,John Lennon,Kate Bush,Talking Heads,Michele Shocked,Triffids
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