With the album hitting stores in July, Sudol widened her audience by opening shows for Rufus Wainwright that summer. Her tastes expanded while on the road, and by the time A Fine Frenzy returned home, Sudol had become intrigued by the songbooks of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and the Talking Heads. Such varied influences convinced her to take more risks with her songwriting, and she issued her sophomore effort, Bomb in the Birdcage, in mid-2009, embracing a wider palette of sounds in the process. A holiday-themed EP, Oh Blue Christmas, followed before the year was up. Pines, Sudol's third studio album, arrived in 2012.
Beginning in 2013, Sudol focused on her acting. She appeared in the series Transparent, the mini-series Dig, and the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi