Check out Amy Jo. She writes terrific songs, plays piano and sings great! She has kind of a jazzy style. Unfortunately her first cd "dancing with oscar" is sold out, but she has a self titled ep with 4 good songs. Visit her site at amyjo.info
I agree--I don't live anywhere near Texas either. Maybe if enough people get her cd and e-mail her she will tour. I would like her first cd "dancing with oscar" but it's sold out. I'll keep you posted--I think she would be fabulous live!