Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple  (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer.  Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs when she was eight years old.  Her debut album, Tidal, written when Apple was seventeen, was released in 1996 and received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance (with an additional six nominations) for the single “Criminal”.  She followed with When the Pawn... (1999), produced by Jon Brion, which was also critically and commercially successful and went certified platinum.  (More from Wikipedia)
What I remember most fondly about the 1990’s is the bumper crop of fine female singer-songwriters and rockers:  Joan Osborne, Fiona AppleLisa LoebShawn ColvinTracy Chapman, JewelPaula Cole, and just too many more to name.  There was even a series of three music festivals beginning in 1997 that were spearheaded by Sarah McLachlan, called Lilith Fair.  But the growing feeling that rock music was beginning to get scarce was only enhanced when I picked up the nearly rock-less two-disc CD, Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music in 1998
(January 2013)
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