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2010 Best Music Poll Winners

BEST MUSIC POLL > PORTLAND

Best Female Vocalist in Portland

Marie Moreshead

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Photo: MEREDITH PERDUE

The youthful Marie Moreshead surprises listeners with her bedazzling old-school charm and folksy melodies. Getting a Phoenix nod for having last year's Best EP (Birdwatchers), and performing with top-notch acts like Ray LaMontagne and the Pete Kilpatrick Band, Moreshead's resume is growing fast. With a comforting voice that casts a siren-spell, she captivates with quaint force. Each song is carefully crafted, written to match the specific strengths of her versatile voice. And instead of just feeding us lyrics on love that's lost or yet to be found, Moreshead gives the familiar territory a much needed twist, balancing her songs between hopeful and pessimistic, confident and insecure. Her music capitalizes on her spunky-yet-quaint image, creating an intensity that hides beneath her soft-spoken lyrics.

Runners-up
2. Aly Spaltro (Lady Lamb the Beekeeper)
3. Sara Hallie Richardson
4. Melynda Amann (By Blood Alone)

Twenty-one year old folk/pop songstress Marie Moreshead (pronounced more-shed) has established herself as one of the up-and-coming artists in Portland's music community. With an acousti

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