With a renegade spirit and luminous voice, Jess Knights can traverse sultry ballads and raise-the-roof-off-the-church soul with ease.
Jess Knights is a Calgary soul-roots singer-songwriter with a renegade spirit and a luminous voice. Though she spent a decade cutting her teeth in dive bars belting out the blues, her debut full-length record, Best Kind of Light, set for release on June 19, 2020, is mostly rooted in revivalist soul. Recorded with award-winning producer Joshua Van Tassel and the crème de la crème of songsmiths and sidemen, including Donovan Woods, Joey Landreth, R. Grunwald, and others, the album brings into focus the moody, dimly-lit spectrum of her classically-trained voice, which has drawn comparisons to U.K. luminaries Amy Winehouse and Eliza Doolittle. Able to traverse sultry ballads and raise-the-roof-off-the-church soul with ease, this dynamo performer is bound to leave an impression.
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Anyone that likes songs that harken back to the golden age of music.
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
Festival Hall - 200 seat venue (Sold Out) for album release.
Calgary International Blues Festival - Mainstage
Calgary Folk Music Festival - Block Heater
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