Crystal Shawanda grew up in Ontario, Canada on a reservation. You can read her bio on her official webpage. What I want to focus on is her music and incredible voice.
Her 2014 album The Whole World's Got The Blues saw her turn away from the country music of her first record, and she truly found her place. Her voice, to me, sounds like a cross between Tanya Tucker and Bonnie Raitt with a touch of Aretha for power.
The soul-inspired, country-tinged blues rock music is the perfect bed for her vocals to lie.
Here's a live version of the song "The Whole World's Got The Blues". Enjoy.