Belles & Whistles

This is a question for both Jaymie & Kelli... Who are your musical influences and how have they affected your musical tastes, songwriting, etc.?

Belles & Whistles responded on 04/24/2012

Jaymie has always been inspired by female singer/songwriters like Carol King, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Ingrid Michaelson, Jennifer Nettles and Taylor Swift. Jaymie also loves the harmony of The Secret Sisters and Pistol Annies.
Kelli’s influences include The Band Perry, Maroon5 and Adele. Kelli also is inspired by Taylor Swift, Christina Perry, and John Mayer. We think these influences affect our writing and how we choose to arrange our harmony, but we try to write each song with a unique "voice" that reflects our own perspective.
Kelli is always playing something while doing her homework - her current fav is Jason Mraz's "Love is a Four Letter Word" and Jaymie loves Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee."

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