Since the internet, and especially since becoming a writer and a performer, I’ve realized how many truly great unknown musicians, poets etc. there are. This can be discouraging, but also something of a relief. It's OK never to be on the cover of the Rolling Stone.
I realize I’m not a music critic. I don't have anything to say, just: I’ve heard it and I like it or I don ‘t. The bookmarks here belong to people I like. Categories hang loosely around their shoulders. “Jazz” may mean “Well, she composes in a classical format but she plays mostly in clubs” In fact, those are the people I like most. NOTE I realize there are many greats I've left off the list; some deliberately like personal friends or artists already well known. Feel free to make your own recommendations.