Along with the Naked Barbies' Patty Spiglanin, Paula Frazer has one of the most distinctive sets of pipes in the Bay Area (and in the greater realm of pop music, for that matter). Her singular voice has what a lot of singers' lack, namely range: It combines the guileless, bracing alto clarity of Patsy Cline, the mournful wail of Roy Orbison, and the crisp Appalachian austerity of the Carter Family. Add that to Frazer's poised songcraft, which evokes the grim territories of Nicks Drake and Cave. Having established herself in such erstwhile Bay Area outfits as Frightwig, Virginia Dare, and, especially, Tarnation, Frazer stepped into the foreground in 2001... More >>>