Comfy Couch Concerts / Newport Furnishings Wixom, MI
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Jill Jack at Comfy Couch Concerts
"Jill Jack; I just keep thinking somehow that if Waylon Jennings was a woman, it would be her! She's sharp, she's witty, and she's got soul. Most important, I think based on her songwriting and style, she's got staying power; she gives Tift Merritt some real competition." WDVR-FM in New Jersey
"Jill is freakin' awesome! Her beauty and talent is matched by an an equally beautiful and warm personality." Honky Tonk House Concerts, Streetsboro, OH
"Jill Jack has all the makings of a major talent. She's got the stage presence, the voice, the ability to interpret songs passionately there's a lot of soul in what she does" Billboard Magazine
"Her voice can soar like opera and smoke like the blues one of the strongest voices in Detroit, or in the country for that matter." The Detroit Free Press
Jill Jack's magical connection to her audience is the result of her generous artistry. By combining her gifts as a conceptual visionary with a warm gathering of musical influences, Jill touches that secret heart of ours with her melodies and lyrics. In her hometown of Detroit, Jill needs no further explanation. She's been lauded in equal measure to her talents: Since 1997 she's won 35 Detroit Music Awards in every conceivable category that applies to a singer-songwriter. Much of this provincial success is due to her charming stage presence and emotive songwriting. It's simply called connecting, and it's the bounty of a true songwriter open to all of life: her own defeats, victories, hopes dashed, dreams fulfilled, her muse, her loneliness, her misplaced love and her romantic successes.
Jill has built her audience with her whimsical, genuine live performances. Genuine is the defining term here. Propelled by her musical exemplars Joni Mitchell and Emmy Lou Harris, there are few performers with less conflict between who they are on stage and off than Jill. She extends the tradition of the confessional (i.e. achingly open, unafraid of intimacy) singer-songwriter, and is proud of that style and its continuation. You get all of Jill Jack in a performance her blend of folk and rock traditions, her open humor. Jill harbors little of her process from her audience each concert is about opening a window and shining a light into her songwriting, leading inevitably to the intense relationship with her fans. Her career is founded on folk's best idea that there's a shared knowing between artist and audience, a conversation that flows both ways during a show.
Comfy Couch Concerts / Newport Furnishings (View)
52504 Grand River Ave.
Wixom, MI 48393