Christiane Simo @ Globehopper
I discovered this young artist at a fundraiser/benefit for Girls Rock RVA. Christiane is an electric guitarist and bassist who strings together minimalist pop/rock chord structure (along with a tasteful selection of covers) and laces them with the softest, most intimate voice she can manage. Despite the reserved vocal expression, her melodies are quite strong, and her lyrics well-conceived. Christiane Simo won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but the next time I’m relaxing and drinking one, I just might hit up her SoundCloud page. Looking forward to hearing more from her in the future.