I can't impart a great deal of information about them, as Google searches have proved pretty fruitless. I can tell you that they are based in Omaha, Nebraska. I also know that their first album, Our Roots Need Rain, was released on June 4th 2006. But all you really need to know is that those sumptuous pipes belong to Susan Sanchez. The sound? Shimmering, female-fronted Americana-pop. In terms of vocals, if you think Camera Obscura you'll be on the right track. This is happy music, replete with lush strings and handclaps (well, you know I am fond...in several senses of the word!).
mp3: Up Up Away (from Our Roots Need Rain)
mp3: Coolie Trade (from the upcoming album Coolie Trade...due out Spring 2008)
Listen to Bear Country at MySpace (the song Red over there is also very comely). For more great Americana, check out Dear August.