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    Sera Cahoone

    Hometown: Littleton, Colorado Most Recent Release: Deer Creek Canyon Sounds Like: A rediscovered hope-chest.

    After stints with Northwest staples like Carissa's Wierd and Band of Horses, Sera Cahoone struck off on her own trail, and thank God that she did. Previously a drummer, Cahoone's mossy voice lent itself perfectly to a folk solo project. She self-released her first, self-titled album in 2005, which was eventually picked up by Seattle underground powerhouse label Sub Pop, and has since released two more records through them. Her latest, Deer Creek Canyon came out late last year and is already picking up steam as a step above her initial solo forays. Citing influences as diverse as Buck Owens and Cat Power, Cahoone strikes a balance between assertive frontwoman with tales to tell and retiring wallflower narrating her lonely moods. Gaining momentum, confidence, and technical precision, Cahoone is on the cusp of climbing out of her canyon and letting the current sweep her into the mainstream.