Saturday, 22 August 2009

Saturday Spotlight: KT Tunstall

Welcome to the first of many Saturday Spotlights! Each Saturday, I plan to showcase an artist I love, in the hope that you'll come to appreciate them too. To get us started, here's someone you might have already heard of: KT Tunstall.

Tunstall has been one of my favorite artists, hands-down, for quite some time now. Yes, she's the woman behind "Suddenly I See" and "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"-- but whether or not you like her more radio-friendly tracks, gems like "Beauty of Uncertainty" are guaranteed to blow you away.



Tunstall is also a talented interpreter of other artists' songs, taking, say, "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 and making it wholly her own. Prepare to be amazed.



Perhaps most astonishing is that she's taken on several Bob Dylan songs and managed to infuse them with her own style. First, "Simple Twist of Fate":



And her incredible cover of "Tangled Up in Blue".



To end the post on a funky note, here's her cover of "Walk Like an Egyptian" by the Bangles.



Until next time,

Paul

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