Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jess King @ Village Underground - 3/31/09

Last week I took a trip downtown to see singer/songwriter Jess King at the Village Underground. It's been years since I've been to that venue, I think the last time I was there was back in 2001 for a Howie Day/John Mayer show, but I remember really liking the space. Walking in I could tell that they've clearly had some renovations since I've last been there and it's really a nice place to see a show.

This was my second time seeing Jess, the first was at the National Underground a few months ago (I'm sure eventually I'll see her somewhere above ground). Jess went on around 8pm and played for about 45 minutes, accompanied again by Andra Voldins on viola & Kevin Hunter on guitar. A lot of my impressions from seeing her the first time were only reinforced this time around. She's extremely talented with a great voice and really strong vocals. Her songs cover various themes and tempos and the crowd of 100+ people was clearly into the show clapping throughout and listening intently. Flat out, Jess is impressive to see in person, I think she's got a very bright future ahead of her.

I came prepared this time around so I was able to grab a couple video clips, which you can see below. I think her next big show is on Friday May 1st at the Village Underground again, well worth it if you have a chance to make the show.




mattspaz said...

That's Howie Tate...

Jaqueline Munias said...

Nice to see this online. Jess King is now in Paris and is shining like crazy here !!! We are proud to have her and hope she stays !!! A nice discovery this is sure.