Angel Olsen has an arresting voice that sobs and soars. In 2010, that voice caught the attention of singer-songwriter Will Oldham -- a.k.a. Bonnie "Prince" Billy -- who invited her to join a cover band project of the obscure 1970s Kevin Coyne and Dagmar Krause album Babble.
Since then, she's continued to work with Olsen's backup band, Cairo Gang; she's recorded with dream-folk singer Marissa Nadler; and, she recently signed with Jagjaguwar -- the record label known for helping to launch artists such as Bon Iver and Sharon Van Etten.
Hear Olsen perform selections from her sophomore album, Half Way Home, in the Soundcheck studio.