Raised in England and Pakistan, Rumer possesses a deep connection to the heyday of the early-'70s singer-songwriter era, along with shades of Broadway, '30s jazz and gospel. After years of effort, Rumer (born Sarah Joyce) is beginning to reap the rewards: Her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, reached No. 3 on the U.K. charts and was certified platinum.
Here, Rumer joins host Michael Feinstein to talk about Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach and old Hollywood, all of which inspire her to perform a few tunes from the Great American Songbook, as well as a few of her own songs.
This program originally ran April 27, 2012.