I don't know why, but it kills me that noone else on BGG lists Lynn Miles as a favorite musician. Take a listen:
Some of many. Her 2nd, 3rd, 5th (Unravel), and 6th (Love Sweet Love) albums are just close to perfect from one end to the other. The 1st and 4th have a few weak spots.
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She used to have an official website but it seemed to have disappeared.
In the late '80s it was the Sundays and REM. In the '90s I found Cindy Kallet and Dar Williams (first three albums of each). Good music comes and goes, but great music endures. I can listen to these albums over and over and never get tired.