As the folks at Allmusic.com write ...
"Although she was born and raised in suburban New Jersey, Sharon Van Etten's folk music evokes the open landscapes and lonely expanses of Middle America. A dedicated choir student during her childhood, she began writing songs on her guitar as a high-school student and, upon moving to New York, started playing them in concert. Van Etten signed with the Chicago-based indie label Drag City and issued her intimate official debut, Because I Was in Love, in spring 2009, followed by the lush, more band-oriented Epic in 2010.
Here's an interview with Ms. Van Etten conducted by Rob Hakimian for One Thirty BPM from earlier in the year, and a gushing, well-written and entirely spot-on review by Jennifer Kelly in Dusted Magazine.
Posted by Raymond Tomlin at May 12, 2011 9:45 AM in Music