let's hear it for the girls


KT Tunstall

Like KT Tunstall, then take a listen to these ladies. They all write their own songs, sing 'em and play at least one instrument. The links go to their MySpace pages, which seems to be the best place for full tracks (if there's something better, please let me know). I updated the links in this post, too. Oh, and please feel free to suggest some other ladies you like.


Missy Higgins
Her voice reminds me of Sarah McLaughlin, but with some edge. She's a treasure from Australia. You won't be sorry, I promise.


Neko Case + The New Pornographers
Whether as a solo artist or member of The New Pornographers, Neko Case has one of the most distinctive voices I've ever heard. Kind of like singing beneath an underpass. Very cool.


Patty Griffin
A little bit like Bonnie Raitt, but with a prettier sound to her voice.

xo, Cindy

PS I noticed the soundtrack for the Mamma Mia movie is the No. 1 album on iTunes! I'm sorry, I just don't get that at all. It was a nice movie, but Amanda Seyfried was the only one I might want to hear again and Pierce Brosnan can not sing. People, come on! Ok, I'm done, and sorry if you like the album, no offense.

Photo Credit : Last.fm

14 comments:

Megan Coyle said...

Patty Griffin is fantastic! And I haven't heard of the others, but I shall listen to them when it's not so late.

And I've heard about Pierce Brosnan's attempt at singing. I'm surprised that people didn't just go for the Broadway Mamma Mia soundtrack instead...

leslie said...

i just listened to some of missy higgins' songs. i definitely was not disappointed. i love discovering new music. and patty griffin. a friend gave me her cd recently. and i love it.

Krissy said...

I love the new pornographers. Most of these I haven't heard of, so I'm going to check them out! Thanks for the lady love :)

ambika said...

A friend just recently saw KT Tunstall and couldn't stop going on about how fantastic she was live. Love Neko tons, too.

design for mankind. said...

I loooooove Missy Higgins. I've been a fan for a long time! :) Great reviews. ;)

S.HOPtalk said...

Yay...Girl Power!!! I am so in need of some new music inspiration and I love {talented} female artists. Just from my quick browse and brief listening, Missy stands out, but they're all great. Thanks so much...perfect for a new road trip playlist. :)

Julia said...

Okay, you just named all of my top Pandora radio station favorites! WHEE, such good taste *wink, wink*

Also, have you heard these:
Imogen Heap
Cat Power
Standfast
JEM

Julia said...

Or Brandi Carlile?

jess gonacha said...

I saw Patty GRiffin once live and she was INCREDIBLE. I just love her voice!!

quaint handmade said...

i'm so glad you ladies like these ladies - they're all very real and authentic artists.

thank you julia - standfast and JEM are new to me and i can't wait to have a listen!. i love imogen heap (listened to her today) and brandi carlisle.

pia said...

so we have quite a similar taste in music it appears! love this list!

quaint handmade said...

that's great pia!

thetinylittlegirl said...

oh i love missy, but can't listen to her without getting sad, such beautiful songs with so much feeling.

quaint handmade said...

hi thetinylittlegirl - i know what you mean - she is very heartfelt. thanks for visiting!