Sadie Hart & the High Vibes

what musicians and singers have been your inspiration? what inspires you to write songs? who are your favorite singers/bands now?

Sadie Hart & the High Vibes responded on 01/16/2012

hi! oh, these questions are tough, but good ones! i've been greatly inspired by so many artists-mostly pop vocalists with SOUL! Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Sara Bareilles. I also admire artists who are able to sing with more subtlety like Ingrid Michaelson, Feist, Jewel, M. Ward, Connor Oberst, Ben Gibbard, Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams and are still able to portray so much emotion without such a huge sound.
I'm inspired to write by my emotions. Some experiences and ideas and feelings are too strong to keep inside. They sort of haunt me for days and I wander around trying to capture the poetry of it all in a notebook. When I have time I sit down with my guitar and if I'm lucky, it all melds together :) Right now I am listening to tons of new stuff thanks to Spotify. Mostly Jessie J, Gotye, Ingrid Michaelson, Melanie Laurent, The Civil Wars, Bonnie Raitt, and Beirut.

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