I love Gardot's music because I can also relate to her personal experiences.
I had a traffic accident earlier in the year. I was on the way to dinner with my mum, and whilst trying to turn right at an intersection my little hatchback got swipped by a tradesman trying to speed through an intersection. My car got hit from the passenger side, than spun around until I landed up against a sign post.
My mum had a fractured back and some broken ribs, and I had a small back fracture and a busted right knee which is still requiring constant physiotherapy. I also slammed my head hard against the side pillar of the car, and I have currently have short term memory problems, loss of sleep and other crap like that. I think I also have some personality changes as well, as I used to hate jazz, but now I absolutely love it. Sort of weird, but hey!
How I found out about gardot:
I found out about her music when I was visiting my sister, and was looking for CDs in a music store when somebody recommended her CD. I didn't know anything about her personal life until I looked her up on last.fm