I’ve been enjoying the very quiet, very beautiful fourth CD from Portland’s Shelley Short. It’s called A Cave, A Canoo, and it’s coming out on Hush Records (who had the Decemberists before they got noticed) in October. Ms. Short has a voice as sleepy soft as puppy fur – she might remind you a little bit of Casey Dienel – but there’s a kind of jazzy sophistication underneath it. Nicely done…here’s the free mp3 from her website. It’s called “Time Machine/Submarine”.
There are some other mp3s from earlier CDs here as well.