Just came across Basia Bulat - a young Canadian indie singer (learn more at the CBC) - and her new release A Heart of My Own.
Love it. Full of vibrant energy, lightens and cheers the spirit. She seems to be able to move from a sound that is Renaissance chamber music to deep in the ancient Polish forest to folk/country/indie to almost, but not quite, Celtic all in one song.
Listen to tracks below plus a video (Link to her label Rough Trade here).
Bulat is on tour in Canada and the US right now.
The autoharp... who knew! (and my guess is that the album cover photo shows some of the beautiful landscape of the Yukon Territory around Dawson, heart of the Gold Rush??)
(you have to actually click on the watch "Gold Rush" link above to see it.