Amy Speace's Songs for the Bright Street album is just the job for a change of pace for the weekend. It's got the lot - lots of sad country twang, a dollop of folk and just a smidge of pop (including an improbably successful cover of Blondie's Dreaming that I think I'll post soon). In short, it's full of melodic treats that will make your heart ache. In a good way, of course.
If you're a fan of Lucinda Williams/Caitlin Cary/Roseanne Cash, then give this a whirl and wonder why you haven't heard of her before.
Here's my personal favourite, the fantastic Cowboy Junkies-like Make Me Lonely Again and Two, a duet with Gary Louris of the Jayhawks.
Listen - Amy Speace - Make Me Lonely Again
Listen - Amy Speace - Two.