Alter-ego of The Be Good Tanyas' Trish Klein and Montreal's ex-Fear Of Drinking singer Allison Russell, Po' Girl dish out an invigorating mess of blues-jazz and country grit. There's enough hair in the harmonies and a looser approach to distinguish the duo from the Tanyas' buffed-up chirpiness, plus plenty of silver-spun beauty. Klein's voice sounds folk-mountain fresh throughout, while Russell drizzles the likes of "Wheels Are Taking Me Away" with sleepy clarinet.

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Po’ Girl

Alter-ego of The Be Good Tanyas’ Trish Klein and Montreal’s ex-Fear Of Drinking singer Allison Russell, Po’ Girl dish out an invigorating mess of blues-jazz and country grit. There’s enough hair in the harmonies and a looser approach to distinguish the duo from the Tanyas’ buffed-up chirpiness, plus plenty of silver-spun beauty. Klein’s voice sounds folk-mountain fresh throughout, while Russell drizzles the likes of “Wheels Are Taking Me Away” with sleepy clarinet. There’s a dash of Cowboy Junkies in its understated approach, a little Norah Jones in its bathtub-soakiness, and more than a little Elizabeth Cotton in the margins.