Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Remembering Phoebe Snow

Phoebe Snow, singer-songwriter whose versatility encompassed folk, blues, jazz and other musical forms, passed away today at 60. Snow slowed down her career in order to care for her daughter Valerie, who suffered from hydrocephalus and died at 31 in 2007. She considered her care for Valerie as her greatest accomplishment. Phoebe Snow is shown above in 1989 performing her signature song, “Poetry Man,” delivering her vocals with a soulfulness and range uniquely her own.

1 comment:

Michael The Molar Maven said...

Even though I consider Phoebe Snow to be one of the great singers of our generation, I never really appreciated "Poetry Man". That is, until I watched your post. This was truly a great performance that I think I will use on St. James Infirmary this Friday; among other examples from her career. Thanks.