Tanya Donelly: "Say Yes!"
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:47:07
The recent release of Say Yes! (American Laundromat Records) - a tribute to the songs and craft of iconic artist Elliott Smith - provided an opportunity for contemporaries and following generations of musicians to pay homage to the material and man behind some of indie music's most memorable moments. Among the contributors to the project was a peer of Elliott Smith, the indefatigable, and iconic in her own right, Tanya Donelly.
As a motivating force behind bands like Throwing Muses, Belly and The Breeders Tanya Donelly developed her own identity in a scene that engulfed a generation, and like Elliott Smith she produced material that defined a time, whilst continuing to remain timeless.
ARTISTdirect's Andrew Shaw caught up with Tanya to discuss the far-reaching impact of Elliott Smith, her involvement in the Say Yes! project, her next project, and the importance of involving dogs as music critics.
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