Recommended female vocalists?

Looking for female vocalists w/ ultra soothing voices - something that could relax me at the end of a hard day.

To give a bit of reference my favorites are:

Sarah McLaughlin - Surfacing: I Love You, Do What You Have To Do, Angel, Full of Grace. Fumbling Towards Ecstacy: Wait, Good Enough, Elsewhere, Ice, Hold On, Ice Cream, Fear.


Tori Amos
Entire Little Earthquakes album. Some of her other music tends to get on my nerves a bit, though.

I'm sure I'm missing out on a ton of artists. Who else do I need to check out? If it's not too much trouble please give specific albums and songs.

Thanks in advance.

Eva Cassidy live at the Blues Alley . Listen to track no.8
Fields of Gold (sting) is goosebump city
I agree with many of the above, and would add Mar'ie Brennan. This is Neo-Celtic music, and the ballads are especially beautiful and soothing. I would recommend any of her CDs. Mai're Brennan is also lead singer for the group Clannad.

I'm also a long time Cowboy Junkies fan and can strongly recommend "The Trinity Session", "The Caution Horses", and "Studio Sessions"-- all CDs.

Another personal favorite is Emmylou Harris' "A Cowgirls Prayer" CD. Cheers, Craig.
Try Roseanne Cash, "10 Song Demo". This was her first CD with Capitol after a number of great records for Columbia.
The sound on Capitol is so good that you may think you are there...............Frank
I can not believe no one mentioned Julia Fordham. She is awesome and her CD's sound great!
I would add to an already great list:

Mary Black - Looking Back
Kathy Mattea - The Innocent Years
Basia - Time & Tide
Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Love at Yoshi's
Anita Baker- Rhythm of Love
Roberta Flack's greatest hits.

Mary Black's "Columbus" has to be one of my alltime favorites.. the whole CD is phenomenal.