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Performance Reviews

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"... performed with her usual                   
            power and charming affability "
                                   Sydney Morning Herald
  
   
and other quotes from various reviews of live performances of
                            
  Margret RoadKnight

From the warmth of a house concert...
 

Oakland Tribune
San Francisco
"....as much as for her impressive voice and choice of songs, RoadKnight is delightful because she sheds so much fresh light on the nature of the world and its people"
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Globe and Mail
Canada
"... virtually a walking, talking, singing folk festival in her own right - 6ft 4ins of musical history with a South Pacific flavor"
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Financial Times
London
  "...magnetic and powerful"
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...to a cool stadium (Louisiana World Fair 1984)
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Jazz Digest
Chicago
  "...genuine and stunning"
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Hong Kong Standard
  "...one of Australia's most important singers"
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National Times
  "...a magnificent voice and a vast, and often funny, repertoire"
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Village Voice
New York
  "...RoadKnight's a powerful vocalist physically and technically, whether she's working a wrenching ballad, belting out a rocker or tossing aside the mike and calling up a blues atmosphere...terrific at imitating voices, RoadKnight's a natural with comedic stuff..even on her jazzier material she displays a love for storytelling"
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Glasgow Herald
  "... a woman of big, sassy voice who delighted the entire audience"
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Theatre Australia
  "... her choice of material and at-ease delivery at times created an atmosphere of music hall; you found yourself in a European cabaret, she took us to the folk clubs, the jazz bars and the rock'n'roll gospel halls"
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Christchurch
Press
  "... amazingly versatile vocalist... compels the listener to continue reflecting on her artistry long after the concert is over"
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Margret and her European MD, Andrew Kettle
present her Paul Robeson tribute in Paris, 2001
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Cosmopolitan
  "...a voice that whispers, seduces, abuses, then caresses each phrase"
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Juke
  "...RoadKnight uses her granite-edged voice and hauntingly placed pauses to tell it like it is"
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Adelaide Advertiser
  "...a brilliant cosmopolitan mixture of music"
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Oakland Tribune
  "...casts an impressive shadow on all her songs, be they rock, political or deeply romantic...nearly three dozen songs in two hours, each distinctive and personal"
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Melbourne Age
  "...she has the rare ability to choose great material from some unlikely sources"
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Globe and Mail
Canada
  "...her performance is highly eclectic..she played the guitar and kalimba and amused with humor and anecdotes of a particularly Australian bent"
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Scotsman
  "...powerfully expressive...the vocal honours of the night went unquestionably to Margret RoadKnight whose muscular, acrobatic voice once heard is not likely to be forgotten"
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The Australian
  "...RoadKnight's driving, pounding, powerful alto burns smoulderingly"
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San Francisco Bay Guardian
(Critics Choice)
  "...a powerful stylist in folk, gospel and blues...in her richly mixed repertoire she expresses both her deep social concerns with an abiding affection for jazz and blues"
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Cleo
  "...her work is consistently interesting and individual"
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Sun-Herald
  "...a towering performance...originality and integrity"
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Rolling Stone
  "...demonstrates great flair and imagination"
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Sydney Morning Herald
  "...RoadKnight's enduring presence on the folk scene is the result of a truly remarkable voice combined with the most mature and sophisticated sense of humour in the business...a unique Australian talent"
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Adelaide Advertiser
  "...one of the diminishing number of non-commercial artists in this country...she succeeds in fully utilizing her versatile voice to cover a wide range of songs from the 20's through to the present..her experience enabled her to perform in a relaxed yet totally professional manner...one of our greatest, genuine and most well-respected cultural ambassadors"
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Rhythms
  "...a vastly underestimated and too seldom seen singer...after all these years she still has the power to knock you back in your seat"
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Village Voice
New York
  "...the only thing I don't like about Margret RoadKnight is she lives too bloody far away"
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