Phoebe Snow has died.
For those of you who might not be familiar with her, she was a young phenom in the 70s, a singer/songwriter with a uniquely bluesy style. Her life was not an easy one; a hydrocephalic daughter and a divorce took a huge toll on her career, and after the beloved daughter to whom she was dedicated died in 2007, one wonders if Snow lost some of the spark that had animated her own life.
But man, what a singer she was (the tape’s from 1989):
[NOTE: Snow got her stage name from another Phoebe.]