Sassy Country Artist Kristina Jacobsen Headlines the
Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse on April 14th!
Camille Grey opens for Kristina Jacobsen!
Edgewood, April 5, 2018 – The Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse welcomes two great female singer/songwriters/storytellers this month!
Danish Songwriter Camille Grey starts off the evening by inviting her listeners into a colorful universe of stories. Then Albuquerque Songwriter Kristina Jacobsen takes the stage with original songs that paint detailed portraits of the human condition.
Assistant UNM Anthropology Professor by day, Honky Tonk singer/songwriter by night, Kristina Jacobsen is a three-time New Mexico Music Awards nominee. Her first album,
Three Roses, proves that she is a certified country singer/songwriter who couldn’t be more authentic if she had been born backstage at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, a program that she celebrates in a song of the same name. She delivers her songs in a yodeling alto that can warm your heart, bite off a searing denunciation, or celebrate good times with equal fervor. Her songs revolve, for the most part, around family, both blood and chosen, and she is especially adept at portraits. “Inez” paints a Navajo woman--“A Latter-Day Saint, but she drinks pop and whisky”—who’s been beaten down but not conquered. “Has-Been Cowboy” flips off a man turned into a bitter bully with a limp. There’s grit, dust, desolation, and abandonment—hey, it’s country music—and love and redemption enough to make up for it. Jacobsen, who plays guitar and lap steel, will, in this solo performance, like she says in her song “Ms. Loretta Lynn,” “sing it sassy . . . sing it downright brassy.” Mel Minter, Musically Speaking (edited)
Her newest album, Elemental, features cowrites with the Colorado-based singer/songwriter, Meredith Wilder, and was released on March 30th, 2018. She fronts the all-girl honky tonk band, Merlettes, and is the author of The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language and Diné Belonging (UNC Press, 2017). Limited edition, hand-printed CDs of Elemental will be for sale at the CoffeeHouse, and she is happy to autograph them for you!
Opening for Kristina is Camille Grey, a Danish singer/songwriter, sharing stories about everything from how to apologize to your heart for breaking it...again! to how a naive groupie tries to hitch a ride to Nashville along with a heartfelt tribute to the one & only Patsy Cline. Expect a set list with catchy melodies and captivating songs that make you feel alive as Camille Grey's fervent voice embraces the stories and the audience.
Last summer she visited the southwest for the first time and fell in love with New Mexico. Camille is thrilled to be back in the "Land of Enchantment" to write songs for a sci-fi musical and to play her first concerts in the US.
The mission of the Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse is to provide the East Mountains with quality musical experiences in a family-style, listening-room environment. The events, along with snacks and beverages, are family friendly and free to the public. The House opens at 6 pm and the performance starts promptly at 6:30.
Held the second Saturday of each month, the events consist of an Opening Act and a Headliner except for two Open Mics per year. The CoffeeHouse hosts both professional and amateur musicians and performers of all ages. The response has been so positive that the event is already booked well into 2018.The Second Saturday Community CoffeeHouse is always on the lookout for talented acts for both openers and headliners as well as offering opportunities for businesses and individuals to sponsor the events. For more information please contact 505-286-1203.
The CoffeeHouse is held once a month at the woodsEnd Church. It is located at 87 State Road 344, across the street and just north of the Walmart in Edgewood (next to the Edgewood library).To get directions or more information on this or future events, please visit http://www.unityemtns.org/coffeehouse1.html