Mare Wakefield & Nomad

What was the first song that impressed you enough to make you think "That's what I want to do"?

Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 07/05/2016

Hi Dave! :-) Great question! Janis Ian's "At Seventeen" made a pretty strong impression on me the first time I heard it. The melody stuck in my head and I wanted to sing it so badly but I didn't know the words (this was pre-internet). So I made up all new lyrics to her melody, just to be able to sing the song around the house. I was probably only 8 or 9 -- didn't really understand what "songwriting" was yet -- but I was definitely hooked from that moment on!

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