Friday, June 30, 2006
Eliza Carthy- Adieu, Adieu
I've never participated in those "celebrity stock market" games where you speculate on the fortunes of celebrity actors and actresses. But if someone created a music version I'd make Eliza Carthy my speculative long-shot pick. Born in 1975 to British folk stars Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, Carthy is a forward-thinking lover of traditional music. "Adieu, Adieu," from 2001's Red Rice, is a good example of her approach. Carthy has been relatively quiet recently, but I anticipate that she'll build a respectable international audience in the next decade. Keep Regina Spektor and Lily Allen- there's little doubt that Carthy will be making interesting music decades from now.