As the year winds its way down, I thought I write about a few of the artists I've encountered during 2009.
Amy Dickson - A classically trained Saxaphonist now based in the UK. Her latest album includes recordings of recordings of Tavener, Nyman and Glass. Really enjoyed it.
Sara Groves - Christian singer-songwriter. A really enjoyed her lyrics (which are so honest, and real).
Gemma Hayes / Lisa Hannigan - Two awesome Irish singer-songwriters. Lisa until recently sang with the awesome Damien Rice. I'm almost ready to admit that the best musicians come from Ireland (or maybe the UK and Ireland :-).
Noah and the Whale - Another British group, kind of folkish, I love the name :-)