I have a neat and precise voicebox made by Smith & Ashley in 1961 (came off production line Jan '62) While rather large for a female larynx it does allow for excellent control and clarity of of tone. Has power but not recommended for gutsy rock & roll performers.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Joni Mitchell. She is simply genius and a true original. Also has female sensibilities so an obvious and rare source of inspiration for a female musician.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I have been in bands but not now.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
When I played guitar years ago I would have liked to have jammed with the Clash - or at least with Joe Strummer. Also maybe the Au Pairs, The Slits and The GoGo's. As a singer I like singing harmony with anyone who can sing harmony. P'raps jamming round standards with an awesome jazz trio too.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Dunno - never counted. I did a few large cabaret clubs that held a few hundred maybe thousand. I once played to an empty room. Did my entire show. The landlord kept popping in. He paid me. I kept my side he kept his. I just treated it like a kind of dress rehearsal. Memorable? No - they all blur into one.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Hejira - Joni Mitchell. How predictable! First heard it in the 70's when my Mum bought it. I like it because it is beautiful and melancholy and the playing is stunning.
Stephanie Portersmith hasn't uploaded any music yet. Sup with that.