“Medicine for Birds,” due on Sept. 30 from Warner Bros., is a lovely, intense album that’s deliciously unfaithful to the roots and country music that inspired it. Ms. Garcia discovered those sounds at a young age, thanks to her stepfather, a longtime music executive. (He worked in management and A&R for acts including Dwight Yoakam and Los Lobos.). “My mom taught me how to sing,” she said. “My stepdad taught me what to listen to.” Quote from Sept 2016 New York Times article.