New Americana music from the Toledo songstress who captivated the nation
\Crystal Bowersox's emotive folk-rock-country style was catapulted from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America when she placed second in Season 9 of American Idol. Along with her old soul of a voice, her carefree style and "don't mess with me" attitude set her apart from the other contestants and eventually landed the self-taught songstress performances with the like of the legendary Joe Cocker, Harry Connick, Jr., and Alanis Morrissette. Crystal started out in Toledo's folk clubs and coffeehouses, notably the Village Idiot in Maumee. Now she's moved to Nashville, and she comes back to the area with a new Americana album, "Alive."