Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Natalie Merchant, Ricki Lee Jones, Jewel, the Dixie Chicks
Inception: San Diego, 1997
Influences: Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Ben Harper, Fleetwood Mac, Natalie Merchant, Loretta Lynn, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin
In 1995, Christy Bruneau arrived in San Diego with just one song written under her belt. By 1997 she had a flurry of original songs itching to get out, and she began playing coffee houses throughout San Diego.
Her debut CD Angels of Mercy was recorded in 2002, and her songs were heard in the movie L.A. Twister. Her 2010 album Somewhere in the Middle was recorded with producer Tom Andrews.