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Fayssoux Starling McLean / Bio

Fayssoux's beguiling voice was an integral element in some of the finest country music recordings of our time on Emmylou Harris' legendary "Luxury Liner," "Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town," "Elite Hotel," and "Pieces of the Sky," and duets with Emmylou on "Spanish is a Loving Tongue" and Green Rolling Hills."

Fayssoux possesses a stunning lead voice on her debut recording, "Early." Fayssoux dropped out of the music business in the 1970s and ultimately became a teacher in her native South Carolina. In 1996 Peter Cooper was writing a book about the extraordinary musical history of Spartanburg, SC (Pink Anderson, The Marshall Tucker Band, Marshall Chapman, Hank Garland, and found that Fayssoux was living in Spartanburg. He wrote about her, she sang at a book release party, and began a new career.
Cooper, now respected music journalist for The Tennessean newspaper, Esquire, Britannica, No Depression; is also singer/songwriter/producer of her first album "Early"featuring Emmylou's harmony, the talent of Ricky Skaggs, the Whites, David Ball, and pedal steel player Lloyd Green; also sublime guitarist Brandon Turner, Spartanburg's latest gift to the music world.

Fayssoux sings her own compositions as well as traditional folk songs, old-time gospel, contemporary country-rock and love ballads.

"Charm, elegance, whippoorwills and Magnolia dewdrops: these are the things that come to mind when I hear Fayssoux sing," says Rodney Crowell, who first sang with Emmylou Harris in Fayssoux's living room.

Fayssoux's singing has drawn the admiration of collaborators like Crowell, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Buddy Miller. For decades, that singing was a secret known only to esteemed musicians and astute liner note readers.

"I've always loved Fayssoux's voice. She's one of my favorite singers," says Emmylou.

General Info

Band Members
Fayssoux McLean-vocals/guitar, Brandon Turner-vocals/lead guitar
Artist Name
Fayssoux Starling McLean
Profile Page
Folk / Alt.Country / Americana

Contact Info

Spartanburg, SC
USA: Fayssoux McLean, Europe Distributor: Peter Holmstedt Hemifran, peter.holmstedt@telia.com