What other songs and artists fit my overly-specific criteria?
Briefly: female vocalist; sweet, soothing voice; singing quietly and backed by lush acoustic instrumentation.
I love songs that sound like this:
Female vocalist with a sweet, natural voice and a very smooth vocal texture- not too cracky or waily or ghostly
Singing close to the microphone so she sounds very intimate, almost like she's talking (natural rather than deliberately ethereal)
Mostly acoustic instrumentation. Strings and horns would be a bonus.
Minimal use of drums, and in particular I don't really like treble "tss-tss-tss" type drums, like prominent high-hat cymbals or snare.
The song itself doesn't need to be a lullabye-type song, but I do like lullabye-type voices.
; Hold Your Horses: Flo's Folks
; Sophie Madeleine: The Stars
; Eliza-Jane Scott: Stay/Sway
, and some stuff by Blossom Dearie, Norah Jones, Jolie Holland, Ani DiFranco (but only when she croons- not when she belts!)
Who else will I like?
Links to YouTube and downloadable MP3s appreciated- thanks!