If you want to catch a break in the music world, becoming the nanny to Tom Waits’ offspring is one way of doing it. Jesca Hoop honed her sound roving western USA, living under trees and in yurts, cobs, and chicken shacks, before working for Waits. He liked her offbeat, esoteric style so much he passed on a demo. Record labels and five albums followed, sparking comparisons to Vashti Bunyan, Joni Mitchell, and Joanna Newsom. Sensual yet spare, her music is ‘like going swimming in a lake at night’.
Country: United States