Friday, 6 October 2017
New Music: Jade Bird - Grinnin' In Your Face (Live Video)
Has Jade Bird wowed you yet? She first wowed me back in August 2016 (in this introducing post). Then she gave more wows when I finally saw her live at this year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton and then the wows were even bigger at Latitude Festival a few months later, where her name went into my book named Good Grief These People Have Got It. Around that time Jade also delivered Something American, her first EP proper and all the wows aligned together to make one even bigger WOW. At times passionate, vulnerable and beautiful Something American mixed country, blues, folk and other shades of Americana with commanding effect.
Others have also begun to be wowed, with Jade winning the Anchor 2017 prize at the Reeperbahn Festival, the jury stating that she displayed an “impressively broad range displaying strong songwriting and musicianship, bringing something fresh and unconventional to her genre".
If you still haven’t been wowed maybe this new live video from Jade will do the trick. Together with Will from the Mystery Jets Jade takes on Son House’s Grinnin’ In Your Face from her EP. It’s two minutes of raw power that I suspect will go down particularly well stateside – not bad from a girl from Hexham, a relatively small market town in the UK.
Jade will be playing at Omeara in London on the 17th Oct, supporting Son Little in November in the US, plus one date with First Aid Kit and will be supporting Lewis Capaldi on the majority of his UK tour in November and December. Hopefully 2018 will see a full UK headline tour as Jade’s name and voice gets known.
Get ready to go wow. This is special.
Jade Bird - Grinnin' In Your Face