Madeleine Peyroux

Born 1 January 1973.
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Madeleine Peyroux on singing Billie Holiday's powerful protest song 'Strange Fruit'

Madeleine Peyroux on singing Billie Holiday's powerful protest song 'Strange Fruit'

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Biography

Madeleine Peyroux (born April 18, 1974, Athens, Georgia, United States) is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Peyroux is noted for her vocal style, which has been compared to that of Billie Holiday.

Peyroux has cited Holiday, Bessie Smith, Patsy Cline, Édith Piaf, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Mercer, Charlie Chaplin, Serge Gainsbourg and Bob Dylan as influences on her music.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Bare Bones

    Bare Bones 2009

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    The really interesting part of the Madeleine Peyroux story starts here.
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