„She does such seemingly impossible vocally that sometimes the only response you can summon up is to laugh!” Certainly on this night, Podles’s brilliance made the entire audience giddy with excitement. My friends and I were so keyed up that we headed for a bar and stayed up talking about it until past one in the morning. Perhaps the high point was one of the encores - the most beautiful and moving „When I am laid in earth” I can remember hearing. „Remember me,” Podles poured forth in melting tones - as if she really gave us any choice.

April 2001

by Brian Kellow