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Lyricology: Songwriter draws inspiration for tune from Victorian-era poem, folk songs

May 12, 2010

Angela Perley admittedly doesn’t play the guitar all that well, but it is a vital part of her songwriting process.

Perley, an Ohio University graduate, uses her guitar to inspire her lyrical mind. She fronts Americana band Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons, which will play at 10 tonight at Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery, 24 W. Union St.

“I’ll just play chords on my guitar first, and words just kind of come, and I form the song,” Perley said. “I never force it to happen, so when I do usually write the stuff, it’s like a quick outburst within five minutes or so.”

For the song “Blue Eyed Lola,” though, Perley relied on a different method.

This article originally ran in The Post on May 12, 2010. Click here to read the full story.

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