I cannot stop listening to Leyla McCalla's album "Vari-Colored Songs", which is a bluegrass-New Orleans-esque ode to poet Langston Hughes. It is sad, happy, funky, fresh, and something that will make you want to rock on grandmas rocking chair on the porch, or boogie down around the house. I love love love her unique voice and totally authentic style. Check her out.
About Leyla McCalla:
Leyla McCalla finds inspiration from a variety of sources, whether it is her Haitian heritage, living in New Orleans or dancing at Cajun Mardi Gras. Leyla, a multi-instrumentalist, is a cellist and singer whose distinctive sound is impossible to replicate.