At the American Indian Film Festival award show in San Francisco tonight, all eyes and ears are focused on singer Jamie Coon. The audience is captivated by her voice—which is both soulful and angelic—and her original soul-pop tunes. However, it is much more than that which draws everyone in. An extremely gifted singer and a pure natural on stage, she is completely connected with the audience, ad-libbing between tunes and interacting with the crowd. Everyone in the filled-to-capacity, 1,000-seat Palace of Fine Arts Theater hangs on her every word—which spurs her on to dig in, take risks, and reach new musical heights.