Late last week Countrymouse and I had a wonderful evening out at NightCat listening to the very lovely Jill Andrews. Before embarking on a solo career, Jill made up one half of twang/roots/rock group, the everybodyfields. I still love the music they made together and thought it was a sad day when Jill and Sam Quinn went their separate ways. Thankfully, what they each brought to the everybodyfields lives on in their solo careers. Thursday's performance was a pleasant reminder of that.
On her own, Jill's music is less twang and more alt-country. She combines her brand of deep, soulful music with a pure, clear voice. The result is a little bitter, a little sweet and downright soothing.
In an interview with Jeff Kollath, Jill Andrews was asked about her writing process in putting together her self-titled EP...
"Honesty is always my intention. It is what draws me to music in the first place . The songs on the EP were written over a year’s worth of time. This year held moments of love, compassion and enlightenment, and heartache. As a songwriter, it’s a privilege to process the experience of emotion through your art. Sharing it with others is the most rewarding part."I think listening to Jill Andrews is the most rewarding part!
Have a listen to Jill's song, City Noise (which can be found on her EP) and tell me what you think.