During the holidays, before the Avett Brothers show here in Asheville, I got to catch a set by Jessica Lea Mayfield as she opened for the Avetts.
If you haven’t heard of her, you will. Her music is tremendous.
I can’t recommend “We’ve Never Lied” enough (you can listen on the link to her MySpace page above). “Bible Days” is a close second, and all of her songs (especially live) are powerful and moving.
Here’s a link to her album With Blasphemy So Heartfelt