Jess Klein heads back to the UK for dates

And to her green too apparently, or so her new album would have you believe. Renowned folk-americana singer-songwriter Jess Klein has announced details of her April-May UK & Ireland tour, in support of new album ‘Back to My Green’ – please see below for further information, tour itinerary and streaming link to the full album.

The New York Times calls Jess Klein “A songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity.”  Over two decades and 11 albums, Klein has built a personal body of work that’s described as reflecting “an instinctive emotional insight, an organic sense of introspection and a social conscience.” Her newest release explores what it means to maintain hopefulness in America today and also reflects a bevy of changes in Klein’s personal life, including a new marriage to fellow songwriter Mike June and a cross-country move from the “Live Music Capital” of Austin, TX to rural North Carolina.

New compositions such as ‘In Dreams’, ‘Tougher Than I Seem’ and ‘Mammal’ pulse with 60’s era Motown grooves and Atlantic records-style orchestration while ‘Blair Mountain’ and ‘New Thanksgiving Feast’ (a tribute to Native American pipeline protestors) recall Klein’s folk-rock roots.  The record is co-produced by Klein and North Carolina native Mark Simonsen (The Old Ceremony, Weems/Gerrard Band, film scores: Elephant Sighs, Radiation Veterans and Rarefied) and Engineer Thom Canova (Amy Ray, 4 Non-Blondes, Oranj Symphonette).

Klein will be accompanied on all dates by Mike June on electric guitar.

Jess Klein UK and Ireland Dates 2019

Wed 24 April – High Wycombe, Kingsmead House Concerts
Thu 25 April – Launceston, Cornwall, No. 8 Café & Deli
Fri 26 April – Kingskerswell, Devon, Kingskerswell Parish Church
Sat 27 April – Southport, The Atkinson
Sun 28 April – Queensbury, Bradford, Black Dyke Mills
Tue 30 April – Leith, Edinburgh, Leith Depot
Wed 1 May – Glasgow, The Doublet
Thu 2  May – Montrose, Montrose Folk Club, The Links Hotel
Fri 3 May – Ashington, Northumberland, Ashington Folk Club, Ashington Cricket Club
Sat 4 May – Eccleshall, Staffordshire, The Royal Oak
Mon 6 May – Birmingham, Kitchen Garden Café
Wed 8 May – London, Green Note
Thu 9 May – Clifden, Co. Galway, Mullarkey’s Bar
Fri 10 May – Cloughanover, Co. Galway, Campbell’s Tavern
Sat 11 May – Coolderry, Co. Offaly, nr. Roscrea, Leap Castle
Sun 12 May – Dublin, Whelan’s

About Mark Whitfield 2019 Articles
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