Madeleine Peyroux has been blessed, or cursed, with constant comparisons to Billie Holiday due to her subtle phrasing and bluesy delivery, but Peyroux has her own unique kind of low-key charm.
Peyroux was born in Athens, GA in 1974, to hippie parents. The family moved to Brooklyn, then Hollywood, so her father could take acting jobs. When her parents divorced, she moved to Paris with her mother. She loved folk, country, blues and jazz, and despised school. She was sent to a British boarding school, but dropped out and returned to her mother’s Paris apartment.
Peyroux started singing on the streets of Paris when she was 15, with a band called the Riverboat... Read More