Kelli Rae Powell is the tiny ukulele-wielding, redheaded stepchild of Billie Holiday and Johnny Cash. Whether she's growling out wry ruminations or purring her way through a drinkaby (a lullaby-meets-drinking song of her own device), she delivers the kind of consistently literate lyrics that once prompted Tommy Ramone to call her a poet.
"Kelli Rae Powell's sass recalls jazz and country, and her lyrics are kind of adorable."
-The Onion A.V. Club, Madison, WI