Alternative country singer-songwriter who writes genuine, epochal and poetic lyrical tales of heartbreak, failure, frustration and joy. In just over a decade, beginning in 2003, she released eight recordings to critical acclaim while also touring, playing festivals, and racking up accolades.
She had already recorded an album as a teenager before leaving Rapid City, South Dakota for Duluth, Minnesota. After being discovered at a local Iron Range club in Minnesota, she transformed from college student to an ambitious dropout with her guitar and a drummer crammed into a Honda Civic.
She started a no/new-wave punk project called Gramma's Boyfriend.
She was born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. She is a mother.