When I first heard “Poetry Man” I was completely enamoured. I listened to that song over and over, singing every line, and I never tired of it. The song was like magic to me, every time I listened to it I was under her spell.
from my new post on Phoebe Snow
Obit of the Day (Breaking): Phoebe Snow
The Teaneck, New Jersey native with the beautiful voice died today after spending several months in a medically induced coma following a 2010 stroke.
Snow, who found fame singing in the folk hotbed of Greenwich Village, debuted with a self-titled album in 1975. Her highest charting single, “Poetry Man,” reached #5 on the charts. She also received a Grammy for best new artist.
After her daughter, Valerie, was born with serious brain damage that same year, Snow withdrew from her new-found fame to take of her. She recorded again in the 1980s and 1990s but never matched her original success.
Her daughter died in 1997 at the age of 31.
(h/t to lookhigh)
Rest in Peace, Phoebe Snow
gone from this world today at age 58.
Her music gave so much light to my world.
Phoebe Snow - Poetry Man