One of the best debuts of 2016 so far is from the singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy, whose new album is called Emotions And Math. A fan of Joni Mitchell from a young age, Glaspy began making music as a fiddler and played in backing bands before taking on the challenge of writing her own songs. She was a Berklee College of Music student — but only for a semester, before financial problems caused her to drop out. Still, she continued to soak up knowledge by unofficially auditing classes.
Glaspy originally recorded Emotions And Math at home using her iPad, then rerecorded it after being signed by ATO Records. Hear her perform songs from the album in the session audio above, and see inside the studio during "Pins And Needles" below.