Vashti Bunyan is an English singer who was publicized to be the next Marianne Faithfull and the female version of Bob Dylan back in the mid-60s. Several singles were released in the 1960s to some mild success. Bunyan also released the LP, Just Another Diamond Day, in 1970 which consisted of songs written while traveling in a horse drawn gypsy cart. Critics panned the album and a discouraged Vashti soon disappeared from the music scene.
However, by the 2000s her work had finally been finding an audience among contemporary artists and fans of folk music. After guesting on Piano Magic's album 'Writers Without Homes', she released her critically acclaimed second album, Lookaftering, 35 years after its predecessor. In 2006 she collaborated with Adem on his latest album and began to tour for the first time, accompanied by various musicians including Jo Mango and Gareth Dickson. She collaborated with Animal Collective on the Prospect Hummer EP. Vashti also sang with Devendra Banhart on his album Rejoicing in the Hands.