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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 January 1973Athens, Georgia, USA
Nickname Madi

Mini Bio (1)

Madeleine Peyroux was born on January 1, 1973 in Athens, Georgia, USA.

Trivia (1)

Her favorite songs are "Another Brick In The Wall" by Pink Floyd, "Train In The Distance" by Paul Simon, "Once In A Lifetime" by Talking Heads, "Walking To New Orleans" by Fats Domino, "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush, "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" by Billie Holiday, "Ain't Got No" by Nina Simone, "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray and "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").

Personal Quotes (2)

(On Bare Bones) This really is a new experience for me - it's almost as if I got to make my first record again. Larry really was the first person who ever said to me, 'Let's write every song on the record - you should do this.' I'd co-written with Larry a couple of times in the past, but this was a big leap for me as a writer, and also a deep exploration as a co-writer, not only in the experience of writing but also the message I wanted to portray. Like the end of any event - being up all night, or when the rain stops and the sun comes out, it's a transitional moment of getting past some kind of struggle.
Standing on the Roof' was the first song I wrote for this project. I think it was meant to allow me to focus on a moment in time. I wouldn't say it's about looking at the future, but looking at everything at once and having the ability to pause and think about one's attitude to life.

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