This pixieish singer, whose live shows demonstrate a lo-fi, introspective style that lands her somewhere between Patti Smith and Fiona Apple, has amassed legions of devoted fans both here and abroad.
2. Jason Collett
A seasoned singer-songwriter best known for touring in the nineties with the Andrew Cash Band, Collett has a new album, Idols of Exile, that has put him on the hipster radar.
3. Buck 65
The premier M.C. talent from Halifax, Nova Scotia—and one of very few Canadian hip-hoppers to achieve name recognition in the States.