Try tune in and listen to this one. Courtney Barnett from Melbourne, has a talent for songwriting. Heck of a guitar player as well, she's witty and is a neck turning story teller. If Bob Dylan and Patti Smith had a daughter it would be Courtney Barnett. Starting out in 2011 playing in different bands, she released her debut solo album in April 2015. Nominated at the Grammy's for "Best New Artist." In Australia she's won awards such as "Best New Female Artist" and "Breakthrough Artist." The NPR Tiny Desk Concert is the last video at the bottom of this post and is a great intro to her greatness. The performance is raw and as real as it gets. NPR has been doing these awesome concerts and recording the footage allowing a more intimate experience, check it out!
She's touring with Neil Young right now..But as of late I've been noticing more female folky soul type artists that all seem to have this low key, blue collar, and witty edge in their songwriting. Its inspiring and I like it.. From Hampshire in the UK, Laura Marling used to be in this band called "Noah the Whale" singing backup vocals. She was also dating the lead singer Charlie Fink at the time, but as they grew apart so did her relationship with the band. She then started her solo career in 2008, and started dating Marcus Mumford from "Mumford and Sons." They broke up in 2010 but she has since won Best British Female artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and won Best Solo Artist that same year at the NME Awards. (New Musical Express, brit music awards started by the Magazine) There's also a performance with her and Marcus from Mumford and Sons which I think features some of her best work. At 8:40 on the show with her and Marcus, "My Manic and I" is one of my favorites. Enjoy.
Hella Chill is more low-key.