I recently examined and explored the music of a magnificent singer/songwriter, Lizz Wright. The essay ran at No Depression, and it contains fascinating excepts from my recent conversation with the musician, as well as my own reflections on the power and profundity of her music.
Music is more than a jingle, more than a product. To committed composers, players, singers, and listeners, it’s an essential form of transmission for genuine feeling and ideas to the human spirit. For Lizz Wright, a magnificent vocalist whose rich baritone manages to hit the frequency of the beating heart, music is even more: It’s an opportunity for testimony.