Here's a short concert of Thao Nguyen on NPR. She's working it solo here, but she's also part of the band the Get Down Stay Down. I love this first song, "Bag of Hammers," that Nguyen sings. The first line "I am all in a ball in your front yard" is a perfect opening. I also love the body movements musicians have, which are often unique to each. She has this sort of jerky semi-headbang going on that ia fun to watch. She has an amazing voice. I love the breathy vocal ornaments added through the songs.
On another note, I am totally jealous that these people at NPR get all this great music. I would love to work at this job.
Thanks to f bomb for the music suggestion.