Today’s Top 5: New-to-Me Artists

Last week, prior to the Tift Merritt show, Diane and I ate at the World Cafe Live’s upstairs restaurant, where they also have nightly entertainment. The cool thing about eating there around dinnertime: the night’s performer(s) are doing their soundcheck(s). Sometimes they’re good, sometimes not, but either way – it’s free.

We’ve discovered a handful of acts as a result, including the Dove & the Wolf.

Anyway, onward – here’s today’s Top 5: New-to-Me Artists.

1) T Sisters – “American Tune.” Sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen harmonize with the ease that comes from a lifetime of singing together. Last week, they turned not just my head, but Diane’s. Here they are singing the Paul Simon classic…

2) Savannah Philyaw – “Better Without You.” So I discovered, and featured, this promising singer-songwriter a little ways ago. Here’s a brand-new tune from her:

3) Natalie Gelman – “Hallelujah.” Another, even more recent discovery is Natalie Gelman, who I found via Twitter. Here she is singing the Leonard Cohen classic…

4) The MonaLisa Twins – “A World Without Love.” German sisters relocate to Liverpool to pursue their Beatle dreams – and make wonderful music. Here they are singing the Peter & Gordon classic that was written by Paul McCartney,

5) Postmodern Jukebox (with Joey Cook) – “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” Joey, of course, went far in American Idol a few years back. This is something she did with Postmodern Jukebox a month or so ago…

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