Honestly though, how can you not be completely in love with this little songstress from Louisville, Kentucky. Of course, after a listen or two you wouldn’t need me to tell you where she’s from, what with the traditional southern instrumentation, as well as the soft voice and lovely lyrics. But despite the country roots which tend to be a bit constricting in terms of innovation, she is making uniquely simple alt-country, borrowing equally from Joanna Newsom, Chan Marshall, Sufjan Stevens, and even a bit from Suzanne Vega (whom she has toured with). And as if you needed any more reason to enjoy this up-and-coming talent, look at that picture. Cute as a goddamn button.
Check out “Bodyguard” off of her newest release, Fireproof (which dropped on March 4th, my birthday). Also check out her stripped-down take on Tom Petty’s “I Wont Back Down”, which might just be the best vehicle to showcase her perfect voice.