When talking about the ladies that bless alt country, names like Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch and Neko Case get tossed around the most (and rightfully so). However, the name Kathleen Edwards could hold the same weight if only she had as much exposure as the aforementioned women. A Canadian chanteuse whose heartfelt songs are steeped in pastoral twang rock, Edwards has been called everything from a female Richard Buckner to the girl who Whiskeytown passed by. But she's much more than that. Her wistful songs of love and loss come at you like the most intense pages of a diary.