Thursday, January 12, 2012
did you eat peaches with yogurt on them?
I love this song and I love Kristen Hall. Her songs are so poetic and I love her voice and her guitar tunes are just perfect in the same league as Cat Stevens, James Taylor and other if you ask me. When I was at Emory, I heard her a few times and bought her first two albums(Real Life Stuff and Fact and Fiction). She was friends with the Indigo Girls and worked with them. I did not follow her career but I was sad to learn that she does not play anymore. Also, I don't know they whole story but she was one of the original members of the country band Sugarland (which of course became huge) but then had some sort of dispute and sued the other members of the band.
Here is a great quote from Amy Ray from the Indigo girls about Hall:
"the ultimate pop songwriter. She can use the same three chords in ten songs and it’ll sound completely different. The songs seem very simple when you listen to ‘em at first, but in reality the songs she writes are the hardest songs to write: catchy and sincere and not calculated.”
This piece has some good background on Hall who I still love and I can sing almost ever word to every song on those albums.