Blue, Suede Platforms Shoes

‘My Mother’s Song is ‘Blue’ by Joni Mitchell. My mother was a hippie. She’d tell us about walking down Carnaby Street in the 60’s, wearing these blue, suede platform shoes. She was a flower child. I feel like that song has influenced my musical taste in that I always look for female folk musicians who are top-notch, if they are saccharine and flimsy, I’m not into it. ‘Blue’ takes me back to being a kid in Vienna. My family unit was tight, we moved around a lot. We didn't have close friends because we were transient, so we stuck together. That song feels like the backdrop to that time. The album my mother carried with us her whole life.’- Anna Higgie, Illustrtor for Singing My Mother's Song.