Something American, the debut EP from emerging British artist Jade Bird, is out today on Glassnote Records (purchase here).
In celebration of the release, Jade will make her U.S. performance debut this summer including upcoming shows at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall, Nashville’s Bluebird Café (with Brent Cobb) and Los Angeles’ Hotel Café. See below for complete details.
Born in Hexham U.K., Jade’s early life was spent mainly in flight as an “army brat,” with time spent in South Wales, Germany and Chesterfield. One of life’s few constants proved to be the influence of strong working women. At first, via her mother and grandmother who largely raised her, but later, the female role models within the musical subcultures Jade become obsessed with: from troubled, but empowering country heroines like Loretta Lynn to iconic alternative songwriters like Patti Smith and following a thread through folk and Americana to incorporating such confessional, undiluted songwriting into pop music (Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill was a similarly early touchstone).
Something American twists those genres’ themes—disillusionment, divorce, cheating, sorrow—into the realities of an independent-minded, modern British teenager in 2017. Produced by Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes, Conor Oberst), the 5-song EP was recorded at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY and features Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent) on drums, Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) on guitar and Sara Lee (B-52s) on bass.
SOMETHING AMERICAN TRACK LIST:
1. Something American
2. Good Woman
4. Grinnin’ In Your Face
5. What Am I Here For
JADE BIRD LIVE:
July 18—New York, NY—Rockwood Music Hall
July 26—Nashville, TN—Bluebird Café
August 1—Nashville, TN—The Basement @ New Faces Night
August 5—Nashville, TN—Musician’s Corner
August 8—Nashville, TN—The Basement @ New Faces Night