Tracy Chapman. If you’re over a certain age you know the name and you remember the songs.
It was quite a long time ago.
I saw Chapman live in concert at the RDS when she was playing support to The Hothouse Flowers. It was an odd setting, as her style of singing was much more suited to a more intimate setting than a big stage. Even so her performance was memorable – well memorable enough for me to mention it over 30 years later!
Last night Tracy Chapman was back singing the song that made her famous on the eve of the US presidential election. It was always a powerful song, but against the current backdrop it’s even more so:
Hopefully she won’t wait so long before making more appearances.