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September 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm£ 10
“something truly special.” – Folk Radio UK
‘making waves and turning heads’ – R2 Magazine
Jess Morgan is constantly touring, writing, striving to do better, to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music – with heart, with passion, with gusto.
Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads; song about travel, about people, about history, about love, about whatever the song needs. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There’s fire in Jess’ voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It’s intimate, but it’s end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let’s get the nice whiskey out, intimate.
‘The Bournemouth EP’ was released to vibrant acclaim in Summer of 2015. The entire first run of CDs, dressed in tactile limited edition packaging, sold out in less than a day – a triumphant follow up to the the full-length album ‘Langa Langa’ which attracted the ears of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, Bob Harris Sunday, BBC 6 Music, Folk Radio UK, R2, Uncut and The Telegraph. The new year will see the newly formed Jess Morgan Trio on the road – confirmed dates include St. Pancras Old Church in London and The Maddermarket Theatre in the group’s hometown, Norwich.
“musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting” – The Telegraph
“gorgeous country folk” – The Guardian
“inventive and poignant” – R2 Magazine
“simply stunning” – Folk Radio UK