I get lots of emails from publicists about checking out new artists. The volume is such that that each gets a quick look, and depending on the day I may click through a few links to see what someone sounds like. Like any random fishing experiment, sometimes you get something decent, but more often than not its someone who sounds a little like a bunch of other people. Perhaps pleasant to listen to but not a standout.
Then there are days like today.
This email has been kicking around in my in-box for a couple of weeks now, and relates to Australian singer/songwriter Katie Noonan. She recently played dates in Los Angeles, New York and Philly. She has an absolutely amazing voice and writes songs with a deeply personal touch. The following video is a live shot from a graduation in Australia, but gives you a sense of her commanding presence live.
If you check out just one new artist this week, make it Katie Noonan.
Learn more at www.katienoonan.com.