If you need some new music for quiet winter evenings at home, consider some of these up and coming female artists. You may or may not have heard of these women, but that doesn’t make their voices any less amazing. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite! Check out my picks, after the jump!
Ezza Rose 1 of 5Ezza Rose is a Portland-based musician and vocalist whose live performances are just as stunning as her crystal clear recordings. If you like Basia Bulat, you'll love Ezza Rose. Start with "2%" and you'll be hooked.
Jacob $10 at Band Camp
Sharon Van Etten 2 of 5Sharon Van Etten has a powerful energy reminiscent of Neko Case or even Joni Mitchell. My personal favorite is, "One Day"
Epic, $8.47 at Amazon
Lay Low 3 of 5Lots of amazing music is being made in Iceland right now and Lay Low is no exception. Lay Low is vocalist and musician, LovÃsa Elisabet SigrÃºnardÃ³ttir who will charm you with her just sweet enough vocals. Her live performances are just as lovely as her recordings.
Farewell Good Night's Sleep $9.99 at itunes
Coeur De Pirate 4 of 5BÃ©atrice Martin is a charming French-Canadian singer/songwriter whose lighthearted but powerful songs will hook you immediately. She usually sings in French and it is of course, delightful.
Blonde, $9 at Bandcamp
Marketa Irglova 5 of 5One half of the Swell Season duo, that took the music world by storm a few years ago, Marketa Irglova recently broke out on her own. The result is sweet, slightly sad but endearing. Makes a great winter evening soundtrack.
Anar, $9.99 at itunes
All photos from the artists’ websites.