I recently had the opportunity to play with an artist named Casey Dubie. If you haven't heard of her, I urge you to check out her music. She has a new EP out called Strangers and it is quite brilliant.
Vocally she reminds me of Leslie Jordan (All Sons & Daughters) and her overall vibe is somewhere between that and the Civil Wars mixed with an idealized vision of what I would want my acoustic writing to sound like. Here are my top 5 moments from Strangers:
1) The change of feel on the bridge of Motion Sick. I love the production as well as the phrasing of "stickin around..."
2) The overall harmonic structure on Ghost. It is less conventional, more mysterious, and it maybe has a little bit of Radiohead hidden in there. I might be projecting, but hey I like how it sounds.
3) The opening words to verse 1 of Ghost: "If you had asked me I would have said we were able to do long distance but not across the table".