I am thrilled beyond belief to have her involved in the Jason Parker Quartet’s Nick Drake Tribute Project! Her voice is the perfect compliment to the music and to the JPQ. Plus, I think there’s something cool about paying tribute to a male singer using a female singer. While her voice is certainly different than Drakes, as Evan mentioned it is perfect for this music. The subtlety and reverence with which she is approaching this songs elevates them far beyond what we could achieve without her.
But wait, there’s more! Not only is Michele an amazing vocalist but she’s also an incredible painter. She is working on an original painting (a quadriptych, actually) that can be yours for a pledge to our Kickstarter campaign. She’s documenting the creation of it here.
Here’s more footage from my interview session with Michele. Here she talks about her deep love of Nick Drake’s music and her approach to singing his tunes. I even got a solo vocal performance out of here, which was a rare and wonderful treat!