Nell Bryden

The stonking bluegrass made by this New York singer-songwriter may sound pretty carefree, but don’t be fooled: while she was recording her latest album ‘Shake the Tree’, she lost her hair as a result of stress-induced alopecia. KT Tunstall fans will approve of her bluesy voice, while Sinéad O’Connor admirers will respect her decision not to wear a wig.