Admirable review, but I disagree with the first statement: More people should be listening to Brooke Waggoner. Maybe not alt-country enough for the context, but leaps and bounds ahead of nearly every other female in the industry.
Love Brooke Waggoner, but I think you're comparing apples and oranges
. There are a lot of female alt-country artists (Alison Krauss, Neko Case, etc.) I would argue are just as talented or more talented than Waggoner. But they're all great in their respective genres.