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Becky Stark

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Picture Lucille Ball and Tinkerbell engaged in a duet and you have an apt metaphor for the neo-folk singer Becky Stark, who suggests an impish fairy from a faraway land. Her eyes are wide, and her madcap stories full of exclamation points. She seems perpetually atwitter, at once ditzy and all knowing.
Sheís the voice and the creative force behind the Los Angeles-based band Lavender Diamond, which just released its quixotic debut album, ďImagine Our Love.Ē
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ZoŽ Wolff, in "North American Songbird" in The New York Times (3 June 2007)

 
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