Lucie Silvas, née Lucie Silverman, was born in London to the New Zealand father and Scottish mother. According to her bio, she spent time in both places as a child, but was always dedicated to making music. She was very active in the U.K. in the late 1990s and early 2000s, especially in the adult-contemporary genre’. A few years ago she packed up and headed to Nashville and has just released a solo album of folk and blues-inflected pop entitled Letters to Ghosts which is due to be released next week. Her voice is a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, meaning that it is organic and genuine. I’m not wild about the overproduction in the “Letters to Ghosts” single, but her powerful voice and her approach to the material successfully overcome any diversions in that regard. She recently scored a mention in Spin Magazine’s Five Artists to Watch for October 2015. These videos demonstrate why. She is a talented singer with a wonderfully expressive voice. Let’s hope she continues down this promising road.