Many female singer-songwriters of the "twangy realm" often try to make the
kind of music that balances alt country's insurgence with New Country's
commercial appeal. Like Tift Merritt, Rosanne Cash, Allison Moorer, Shelby
Lynne, Mindy Smith and Kim Richey, Garrison Starr has succeeded at this by
balancing the fortitude of Americana country songwriting with modern and
innovative production ideas. Her voice weaves in and out of sultry
seductiveness and gritty soulfulness, and her best songs romanticize about
growing up in America's heartland, living and loving in the South.