“something truly special.” – Folk Radio UK // “absolutely addictive” – The National Student
Following the soft release of her 4th album Edison Gloriette, Jess Morgan announces UK tour dates for 2017. The tour kicks off in Hackney, London at the Americana Music Association’s showcase on Feb 1st.
Jess Morgan is a songwriter’s songwriter. A cerebral storyteller. Her new album is a tumbler of unfancied folk-roots music, with heart, passion and gusto. As well as crafting songs, Jess also hand crafts her own DIY vinyl records. In a recent article The 405 called her “a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all.”
When it came for the Norwich-based singer-songwriter to start recording tracks on ‘Edison Gloriette’ Norway was calling. Jess returned to Bergen team-up with collaborators from her 2010 debut, producer HP Gundersen and producer and studio engineer Daniel Birkeland. She wanted to record slowly and meaningfully following a mad 5 years of touring and rapid releases. 2 weeks in a quiet cabin, alongside a fjord on the outskirts of Bergen was just the right change of pace to record Jess’ acutely observed tales of life, love, people and places.
The past 5 years have seen Jess cement her place in the burgeoning folk, roots and Americana scene throughout the UK and Europe. Her music has attracted the ears of BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Uncut, The Telegraph, The Guardian, R2 and Folk Radio UK, to name a few. New album ‘Edison Gloriette’ follows on from 2015 Jess release ‘The Bournemouth EP’ which sold-out its limited edition run in less than 24 hours.
Edison Gloriette – Pieces and Reviews:
‘This girl could rock out hard, just as easily as she can keep it folk. Be sure to add this one to your collection’ – Maverick Magazine
‘All in all this album deserves to be Jess’s breakthrough. It’s by all turns troubling, moving and ultimately life-affirming; made with skill, passion and love.’ – Shire Folk
‘(Edison Gloriette) demonstrates her poetic articulacy and expert melodic ability’ – Country Music People
‘A really lovely voice singing and song-writing’ Ricky Ross, BBC Scotland
Features and Reviews:
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