Every musician starts their career as a fan* and this blog lets me revel in my fandom by giving me an excuse to ask musicians I admire questions about their work! One such musician in Ruba Raouf Shamshoum. Read on to find out about her lyrics (which I'd completely misinterpreted!), working with my favourite camera wielder Eve North and Middle Eastern music we might be missing out on.
Posts from before 2013, including this one, are re-posted from my original blogger profile. Some links may no longer work.
Usually when people ask me who my influences are I prattle off a list that goes something like: Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos...etc. and it's not a lie BUT a big part of the reason I list those names is also because I know they are names people will recognise and relate to. The names I don't mention but which probably have just as much influence on my music are my peers.
Ríona Sally Hartman
A blog about all sorts of things like music, books, storytelling and paper art. From time to time I'll interview a fellow musician or review a gig.