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Most recent release, Such a Sky (with Kit Downes, 2017)
Josienne Clarke's site
Own and traditional
Josienne Clarke is a contemporary folk singer with the most amazing voice I've heard since Sandy Denny—and indeed her voice resembles Sandy Denny's a lot—in range, power, intonation, and ability to bring songs to life. Her solo work is contemporary, but her work with Ben Clarke includes a lot of traditional covers. Truly a remarkable vocalist and her songwriting is strong as well. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Josienne Clarke—vocals, guitar
Jo Silverston—cello (1, 2, 11, 14)
This is an album of Josienne Clarke's own compositions (two tracks co-written with Ben Walker). I don't think it's only because of her vocals and her intonation, but even these songs remind me so strongly of Sandy Denny's compositions it's a little eerie. She's a strong songwriter, delicate and tough just like her voice. I'm glad the songs are good, but I don't really care. This is one of those voices I would listen to singing the phone book. It's that glorious. (Neile)
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