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The raddest joint in Hillsborough, Mystery Brewing is a hotbed of creative activity. When I am home, I go there to hear some extremely talented folks all the time and I am stoked to return there myself! Looking forward to busting out some of the new tunes I’ve been recording in DURM and sharing a great night of music and spoken word, personal, political, spiritual with y’all.
We had a blast in Spain, Ireland, UK, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic & France. Thanks so much to EVERYONE who put on a show, came out to see us, spoke to us afterwards! It was a little nuts to try to do so much in one month so going forward we are going to split things up a bit! But it was incredibly inspiring and reaffirmed for me why I do this. Connecting with real people about real experiences through music is magic and I feel so blessed to do this. #gratitude
I don’t usually perform words without music but recently I wrote a piece that only came out as words and I think will remain that way. A couple weeks ago I found out that the cemetery where my grandparents are buried had been vandalized. It was one of 22 Jewish cemeteries across the country vandalized in recent months. On the same day cemetery was vandalized, the Jewish Community Center where I often went after school experienced a bomb threat.
The day I found out happened to be International Women’s Day. I felt the best response I could make was to write about my grandmother’s endurance, her strength and some of the ways she showed us love. And to try to address it to the vandals… Read More
Joseph is originally from Philly, now based in Germany (he’s famous there) and is in the states to record with his band Hardpan. Joseph and I met at a festival in northern Germany and hit it off. His tunes range from rock to folk and everything in between. I’m looking forward to collaborating as well as whipping out some of these new tunes I’ve been working on. We’ll be in Boston, Western Mass, NYC, Asbury Park, Philly and there is a sixth show just added at Brothers Music Shop in Wind Gap, PA Saturday March 25th!
I have co-produced a Digital Compilation Album to support the Sacred Stone Camp in their work to stop the DAPL. 12 songs, 12 incredible artists, 100% of the proceeds go to support these brave water protectors. Inspired by La Donna Brave Bull Allard, founder of the Sacred Stone Camp, who initiated the nonviolent movement to halt the construction of the DAPL.
You too can embed this album player on your website, blog, social media page! Embed codes are here. Spread the music and help protect the earth!
Now more than ever I am aware of the power of music to bring people together. Been working on some new tunes with this in mind and getting a much clearer picture of the album I plan to record this year. Looking forward to bringing these new tunes to Macum Creek Concerts in Maryland February 11th as well as Folk Alliance International in KCMO February 16th-18th. Full Tour Schedule Here.
In 2011 I played the Cherokee Music Festival in Texas. I did not know at the time that the organizer of the festival, Kelcy Warren is the same man whose company is spearheading the Dakota Access Pipeline and threatening the water source and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux.. Thank you to the Indigo Girls for writing a letter organizing artists against the DAPL. You can #StandWithStandingRock by donating here. Read the letter signed by 12 artists here.
Thanks to Reid Simpson for this video from my show with Gaelynn Lea at The Chevalier Theatre in Medford, MA in October. I loved playing with her and wanted to share this with you:
In 2014 I made the decision to get certified as a Life Coach. I wanted to supplement my music career with another kind of work that would allow me to connect with people authentically, the same way music has. Learning to be a Coach was inspiring and challenging. My first task as a student was to identify something I wanted to achieve or change in my own life, make a commitment and then do it. Powerful stuff!! Being given this challenge AND the support of my Coaches and fellow students taught me how to listen better, honor my deepest desires and steadily move forward towards my goals. This is what I now do with my coaching clients. Read More…
Director Andrew Bujalski included Jess’s song “Surrender” in his new film “Results”, out now through Magnolia Pictures! AND Andrew and his cast – including Guy Pearce (dreamy!), Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Anthony Michael Hall and Giovanni Ribisi – gave Jess footage from the film to use in the Official “Surrender” Video! Here it is!
Lonestar Music profiles Jess Klein (page 32)
Folk Radio UK Calls Learning Faith ‘Unquestionably the finest album of Jess Klein’s impressive career’
Learning Faith in the NY Times