Recently, while catching up on a few of my favorite blogs, I stumbled across Jann Arden a Canadian singer-songwriter and poet and beat feet over to YouTube to watch and listen to a few of her music videos. Wow!! What a Voice!!! The first video I watched was Could I Be Your Girl. After listening to a few more, I bought, living under june, released in 1994.
While I'm not a music critic by any stretch of the imagination, (from her bio) Jann does not so much carry a tune; she elegantly follows it—with an intonation, phrasing, sense of dynamics, and sense of holding onto a line that we associate with the great pop masters.
With her vocal dynamics and cool, sultry voice, Jann Arden has to be considered in the same league as Dinah Washington, Annie Lennox, and Dusty Springfield.
Don't take my word for it. Check her out on YouTube and see/hear for yourself.