Songwriter Showcase and Listening Room with Nick Marcotte • Ellen Lusetti • Kristina Jacobsen • acoustic

Tuesday Feb 13, 2018

111 Harvard Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: (505) 266-0000
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Kristina Jacobsen

Phone: 505-266-0000
Website: Click to Visit

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Come join two fantastic singer songwriters for our first Songwriter Showcase and Listening Room of the spring 2018 Season. Hosted by touring singer/songwriter, honky tonk artist and UNM Music Professor Kristina Jacobsen, join us for beautiful tunes in an intimate, acoustic setting featuring LA-based songwriter, Nick Marcotte, and Las Cruces-based songwriter, Ellen Lusetti. Tuesday, February 13th, 7-8:45pm. (Final 15 minutes open to new songs/new songwriters to air their latest material).

 Nick Marcotte:

 https://soundcloud.com/nickmarcotte/sets/little-geographies

 Ellen Lusetti:

 https://youtu.be/S7jYtUdT2Lc?t=1m6s

 Kristina Jacobsen:

https://soundcloud.com/kristinajacobsenmusic/sets/three-roses-album-preview

"Kristina Jacobsen’s 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, aprogram that she celebrates in a song of the same name. She delivers her 11 originals in a yodeling alto that can warm your heart, bite off a searing denunciation, or celebrate good times with equal fervor. The songs revolve, for the most part, around family, both blood and chosen, and she is especially adept at portraits. “Long Returning Road,” written with Janni Littlepage, was inspired by the lives of two female ancestors whose dreams were torpedoed by life’s realities. “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. “Dogs and Children” delivers a startling simile that compares an abused dog with its owner: “Like her, he’s a carcass on a chain.” “White Knuckles” tells of a successful woman’s emotional dislocation, and how her infant’s white knuckles grasping her finger relax her own frozen grip on anxiety. 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, is backed by a fine group of musicians, and they help her, as she says in her song “Ms. Loretta Lynn,” “sing it sassy . . . sing it downright brassy.”

Mel Minter, Musically Speaking