Singer/songwriter Sharon Little was born in Philadelphia, PA, and began her music career as a teenager, dropping out of high school to wait tables while singing background vocals for bands and performing standards in local clubs.
She self-released her debut album, Drawing Circles, on January 11, 2007. Partnering with singer/songwriter/guitarist Scot Sax
(formerly of the band Wanderlust
), she next issued the seven-song EP Perfect Time for a Breakdown on August 7, 2007. She signed to CBS Records in December 2007 and recorded an album also called Perfect Time for a Breakdown; the collection included only two songs also featured on the EP of the same name. It was released on May 27, 2008, just before Little embarked on a national tour opening for Robert Plant
and Alison Krauss
. "Follow That Sound," the first track from the album, was chosen as the theme of the television series The Cleaner, which premiered in July 2008, and Little performed the song on an episode broadcast in August. Following the Plant
tour, she went back on tour opening for Chris Isaak
. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi