Well, i'm embarassed to say that if your embouchure wasn't what it used to be, i'd never be able to tell. I'm quite musically trained, but haven't studied the woodwinds at all!
Happy clarinet playing!
I think i've got to get back to the guitar again. I've got two of them but have let the pain & nodules in my fingers stop me from practising. Now's probably a good time to start up again to keep my hands limber!
And I plan to do some piano playing while i'm staying here at mom & dad's housesitting, I miss my piano - don't have on in the apartment.
I personally love Linda Eder as well. She's not too obscure, she was a big broadway star, but not many people in the mainstream public have heard of her. I met her on broadway, after she was in Jekyll & Hyde - met her at the stage door & have an autographed program from the show...I could barely speak & couldn't sleep that night for floating on air!
I also love Ellis Paul. He's a folk singer from my area that's become quite the international sensation. He's a great guy, good friend of mine. Won the boston music awards best songwriter award 9 years running.
Also Antje Duvekot, an up and coming folk singer, she's great as well.
Have fun with the clarinet! I've never had the lungs for woodwinds, and am a string instrument person myself.