Monday, August 20, 2012

Carole and me

A woman approached me after yesterday's gig to say how much she enjoyed the music. "You sound just like Carole King!" she exclaimed.

Not surprising. Of all the people we've been compared to, I think her name comes up the most. I assumed it was because we were both singer/songwriters who play the piano. A friend insisted that it was my voice.

It took a long time, but a few years ago, while listening to Tapestry, I finally heard it. Though we don't approach singing in the same way, there's something similar in the vocal quality every now and again.


One of these days I would love for Cinder Bridge to open for Carole King. She does still perform sometimes. How cool would it be to meet up with her after the show and say, "So do you think I sound like you?"


DeppityBob said...

I still think you sound like Carole King because you express your emotions through your playing similarly. You hit the notes in a similar way. It's not that the songs are structured the same, it's that your playing style is similar. I don't think your voices sound anything alike.

cinderkeys said...

That's odd. I can hear vocal similarities from time to time, but as far as I can tell, our styles are completely different. Carole King just never gets that angry. :)