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Seminal Songwriters 3

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Your crusty chronicler is generally a shy, innocent white boy in real life. You know the Clark Kent type . . . a “mild-mannered reporter for a major metropolitan (online) newspaper who fights a never-ending battle for truth. . . " Well, you get the idea.

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On the internet, however, he occasionally actually manages to converse. In fact, in one of a few informal chats with California-based, iconic Americana artist Natasha James, the singer-songwriter came up with an idea for a future Examiner article. She said “(James Taylor is a) seminal songwriter, maybe you could do a piece on a collective of seminal songwriters too?” Your rascally writer inquired: “Maybe . . . anyone special in mind?”

At this point she brought out a long list of recording artists including both men and women. At this point, it seemed that maybe a list of said singer-songwriters with brief intros might very well be of interest to someone. So welcome to what could be the first of yet another new series here on Examiner thanks to the inspiration of the lovely Natasha James.

(Please view the photos to see the first line-up of seminal singer-songwriters.)


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