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Jess Klein New Album Release Show!

March 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $15
Come celebrate the release of Singer-Songwriter Jess Klein’s new album, When We Rise and be part of a live album recording! Saturday March 25th at Eno House in Hillsborough, NC, Jess will front an all-star North Carolina band with electric guitarist Russell Kelly, drummer Chaisaray, John Ray , keyboardist Louis Landry and vocalist Wendy Hickman. They’ll perform the songs from my new album plus older fan favorites. The show will be recorded live for future release! Emily Stewart supports. Come early at 6:30 and BYOB to mingle with friends in this gorgeous renovated church, Hillsborough’s newest music venue and community space. Showtime is 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and available here: https://jessklein.com/new-album-preview-party-march-25th-get-tickets

Over a career that spans two decades and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Jess Klein—who possesses what Mojo magazine calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to” has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that’s seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft.  Jon Pareles of The New York Times calls her “a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity…who finds parables in the everyday and also finds humanity behind the archetypal.”

The Rochester, NY native began writing songs as a college student in Kingston, Jamaica, and is known for staking out brave lyrical and musical territory with such albums as Wishes Well Disguised (1998), Draw Them Near (2000), Strawberry Lover (2005), City Garden (2006), Bound to Love (2009), Behind A Veil (2012) and Learning Faith (2014) which Folk Radio UK calls “Unquestionably the finest album of her impressive career.”  Jess spent eight years soaking up the live music culture of Austin, TX. Bootleg (2015) Jess’s live, full band album captures the dynamism of Jess onstage, backed by some of Austin’s top players.  Jess was named a 2015 Finalist in the highly regarded Kerrville New Folk Competition.  

In 2016, Jess and her husband, songwriter Mike June moved to tiny but vibrant Hillsborough, North Carolina where she recorded 2019’s Back to My Green.  Americana UK raved, “When bluesy, gospel-infused fires can be found in the same broad church as soothing, maternal words to the wisethen here is a singer- songwriter who has found not only her place in her world, but also one for all those new arrivals on the scene to look up to.”

Klein has performed to rapt audiences at the Newport Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Fuji Rock Festival in Japanand packed houses in notable listening rooms like Joe’s Pub, NYC, The Borderline in London, Club Passim in Boston and Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL. She has appeared on Good Morning America and NPR’s All Things Considered and toured across the US, Europe and Japan on her own and with such artists as Arlo Guthrie, John Fullbright and Carlene Carter.