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We all enjoy composers, musicians, singer songwriters. But some have more to offer than that. Like Richmond Fontaine’s and The Delines’ Willy Vlautin. He is some novelist too, Author of The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete and recently The night always comes.
Any other musicians with another career to share on this forum?
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Marissa Nadler, singer/songwriter and painter/photographer
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There are lots of really great singers and songwriters, and it would be impossible for me to list all of them. However, some do immediately come to mind...

1) Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

2)Bob Marley

3) John Lennon and Paul McCartney

4) Neil Young

5) Joni Mitchel

6) Jerry Garcia

And this list is far from being complete, but it might get things started on this thread.
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Will Oldham, AKA Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Bonnie’Prince’ Billy, singer/songwriter and ……..actor too
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Arjen wrote: 2021-10-25 22:15 Will Oldham, AKA Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Bonnie’Prince’ Billy, singer/songwriter and ……..actor too

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Bob Dylan
Stevie Wonder
Marvin Gaye
Nick Drake
Sufjan Stevens
Rickie Lee Jones
Laura Marling
Patty Griffin
John Martyn
Tim Buckley
Jeff Buckley
Fred Neil
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One of my favourite Brazilian singer/songwriters, Vanessa da Mata, is also a writer:
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Joni Mitchell was already mentioned, she has been focusing on her painting for at least the past 20 years.

Don van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) also concentrated on painting since 1985, when he retired from the music business and moved into the Mojave desert. He has also released "Skeleton Breath, Scorpion Blush" a work containing 16 artworks, poems and song lyrics.
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1) Marvin Gaye

2) Curtis Mayfield

3) Otis Blackwell (both R&B and country)

4) Elton John

5) Gordon Lightfoot
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The Pastels’ Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell, musicians and……. Record Shop owners/retailers at Monorail, Glasgow

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I have this lovely single (Truck Train Tractor) by The Pastels :-)
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Arjen wrote: 2021-10-27 22:47 The Pastels’ Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell, musicians and……. Record Shop owners/retailers at Monorail, Glasgow
They're lovely people as well as very talented musicians.
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1)David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. And he was dubbed "The Greatest Rock Star Ever" by
the Rolling Stone Magazine.

2) Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Rhythm & Blues

3) Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan

4) James Taylor

5) George Harrison, he wrote "Taxman" and Here Comes the Sun"
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FairPlayMotty wrote: 2021-10-28 12:04
Arjen wrote: 2021-10-27 22:47 The Pastels’ Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell, musicians and……. Record Shop owners/retailers at Monorail, Glasgow
They're lovely people as well as very talented musicians.
Very true indeed, lovely people and always happy to meet them at Monorail. Just Up for a bit with The Pastels!
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Arjen wrote: 2021-10-27 22:47 The Pastels’ Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell, musicians and……. Record Shop owners/retailers at Monorail, Glasgow
As a past Glasgow resident and (occasional) Monorail customer - I didn't know that!

Monorail was very close to both my office, and, more importantly, the best cup of coffee in Glasgow...
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There's Ketil Bjornstad. Pianist, composer and author of novels, with a particular focus on Edvard Munch. I discovered him at a London Jazz Festival gig some years ago, performing with Kari Bremnes.

And Anthony Burgess was more than just a novelist...
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David Neel wrote: 2021-10-29 19:39
As a past Glasgow resident and (occasional) Monorail customer - I didn't know that!

Monorail was very close to both my office, and, more importantly, the best cup of coffee in Glasgow...
I'd three cups of the delicious coffee before a business meeting. Stephen played a few tracks he thought I might like - I left with three albums. One was Alex Turner, Submarine.
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David Neel wrote: 2021-10-29 19:39
As a past Glasgow resident and (occasional) Monorail customer - I didn't know that!

Monorail was very close to both my office, and, more importantly, the best cup of coffee in Glasgow...
https://www.heraldscotland.com/life_sty ... ependence/

A few Scottish bands backed the record store. Slow Summits features two members of Teenage Fanclub. Much like Scottish novelists the bands seem more mutually supportive than competitive. I keep waiting for music by Iain Banks to be released - the documentary about his books included mention of his music,
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Since we're in Glasgow, does Billy Connolly count as a musician, singer songwriter, author, (comedian, presenter) etc?
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tokenbrit wrote: 2021-10-29 23:33 Since we're in Glasgow, does Billy Connolly count as a musician, singer songwriter, author, (comedian, presenter) etc?
Yes!
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FairPlayMotty wrote: 2021-10-29 23:07
David Neel wrote: 2021-10-29 19:39
As a past Glasgow resident and (occasional) Monorail customer - I didn't know that!

Monorail was very close to both my office, and, more importantly, the best cup of coffee in Glasgow...
https://www.heraldscotland.com/life_sty ... ependence/

A few Scottish bands backed the record store. Slow Summits features two members of Teenage Fanclub. Much like Scottish novelists the bands seem more mutually supportive than competitive. I keep waiting for music by Iain Banks to be released - the documentary about his books included mention of his music,

Stephen McRobbie sign as Stephen Pastel at Monorail, december 2015
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Graham Nash, singer/songwriter and … photographer.
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