Nancy Cartwright Chats with Grey DeLisle
GD: I play an Appalachian instrument called the autoharp and my music has been dubbed "Gothic Americana" -- whatever that means! I write most of my own music and love experimenting with vintage ribbon mics and analog recording equipment! I adore the private side of my music but my battle with stage fright makes touring a very precarious situation!
NC: What is your proudest artistic achievement?
GD: Without a doubt it was being asked by John Carter Cash to perform one of his mother, June's, songs for a tribute album called "Anchored in Love." It was released early last year and featured some of my greatest heroes -- Loretta Lynn, Billy Joe Shaver, Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson! I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw my name written next to theirs in the liner notes! It seemed like one o' those fake magazine covers you can pay to get your picture on at the fair! Such an honor! Speaking of an honor -- this interview was a big one too! Thanks for thinking of me, Nancy! Can't wait to see what fantastic shoes you're wearing when next we meet!
NC: I feel the same about you -- especially regarding the shoes [laughs]!
Nancy Cartwright is best known as the voice of spiky-headed Bart Simpson on The Simpsons. She has voiced dozens of cartoon characters in a career that has spanned more than 20 years. Currently, she can be heard as the voice of Rufus the Naked Mole Rat on Disney's Kim Possible and Todd Daring in Disney's The Replacements. To learn more about Nancy's career, listen to her audio book My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy.