Naomi Shore has laid bare her rich heart with solo album “Piece by Piece”. She’s branching out, but leaning in, and the result is a ripe sound born of deeper self-inquiry. It is refreshing, powerful, unapologetic, but funny in the way that very honest things should be. With raw heart and sharp wit, she delivers performances that are at once contemplative and clever; vulnerable songwriting is buoyed by surging vocals as smooth and full as deep water. Folded into all this are flecks of desert country, blues and classical piano. For this storyteller and love of sad songs, crafting music has become more than her trade. It is a way to process life, to send a searching had out though the mists of a melody and connect with the world.