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Jess Hill

posted Aug 9, 2010, 6:44 PM by Kim Nayyer

Jess Hill Like the intuition implied by synchronized movement, Jess Hill's music reminds you of something you thought you'd forgotten. Anchored in the tendencies of folk, blues and jazz, Jess tells stories: cyclones and downpours, hovering birds, white skies. Seven years ago, she picked up a careworn guitar. A little while later she grabbed hold of a banjo. Since then, she has collaborated with acclaimed spoken word trio Tons of Fun University at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and played to spellbound audiences in cafes, bars and living rooms from Vancouver to Cape Town. 2006 marked the release of her first full length album Road. In the dim light of midnight living rooms and in the hearts of singing shadows, Jess Hill is building something beautiful.