One of my favourite musical discoveries from this past year is old tyme country crooner, Tami Neilson.
Neilson, who lives in New Zealand but was originally from Canada, at one point used to have to busk on the streets of Midland, Ontario for food. Knowing Midland as I do, that she could succeed at this is a profound marvel to me.
I wrote a feature story on her for The Bluegrass Situation.
To read about the busking as well as tales of meeting Roy Orbison, not-meeting Johnny Cash and more, click here.