NPR Expounds on Amy Winehouse’s Influence

Amy Macdonald - Mr Rock and Roll Duffy - Rockferry

Neil McCormick, music critic for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, says that not only is Winehouse a musical genius, but she’s changed the landscape of British music and paved the way for a whole new generation of young female singers. [NPR.org]

Who are those young female singers you might ask? Well, according to the above NPR story, they are:

Adele Atkins
Duffy
Laura Marling
Kate Nash
Amy MacDonald

I must admit, Duffy and Amy MacDonald weren’t on my radar before hearing this piece and I don’t see any US dates listed for either of them yet, so keep a lookout I guess. Adele is playing Joe’s Pub on March 18th and both Kate Nash and Laura Marling, as you know, have already been here. (Just as a side note, of all the artists mentioned above, Duffy seems to be the only one who is still channeling the soul singer vibe).

UPDATE: I stand corrected, Duffy is playing the The Hiro Ballroom on March 17, 2008 (tickets are still available).

Watch the video for “Mercy” by Duffy after the jump.


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