Very few artists can claim to have started their career in music at the top, but as a founding member of the universally-acclaimed Manhattan Transfer, that is exactly what Laurel Massé did. With her lush, expressive voice, absolute pitch, flawless diction and ready wit, the statuesque redhead left her indelible mark on the group until she was side-lined by a near fatal car accident. Massé recuperated and re-emerged, singing music that included Celtic and classical music, often performing a cappella.
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