In a genre in which fashion practically forces allegiance to all things plaid, paisley and plain, folk artist Annie McQueen easily qualifies as a conscientious objector. Studying her from the soles of her black platform boots to the fur to the mystical, Stevie Nicks-esque accessories all the way up to her fiery, red hair, she rarely takes the stage without sticking out before she sings a note. But the clothes aren't nearly as big as her voice. Springing herself on the unsuspecting masses over the past year, this La Habra Heights native was one of a handful of pleasant local surprises toward the close of 2012. Flaunting a wall-rattling range à la Joy Williams of the Civil Wars, the anthemic... More >>>