Tuesday March 5, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 266-0000
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Come join two fantastic singer songwriters for our second Songwriter Showcase and Listening Room of the Season. Beautiful tunes played in-the-round in an intimate, acoustic setting. Tuesday, November 6th, 7-8:45pm. Featuring original songs in-the-round by Christy Cook, Lia Martinez and Kristina Jacobsen.
Lia Martinez is a singer/songwriter born into a family of musicians. Her love for singing came naturally as a child while singing with her sister and mother on road trips and at family get togethers. Lia has been influenced by many genres including soul, jazz, Cuban son, salsa and more recently honk tonk, classic country and Mexican regional styles. Her history of music in the family continues today with her husband and sons. She draws inspiration from the everyday life of her family. A deep focus on melody and lyrical picture painting create an intimate and heartfelt connection to her music.
Listen to Lia’s songs at:
Christy Cook is an artist and musician who’s been writing songs since she was 5. She enjoys keeping secrets in her songs, but dreamily illustrates them with evocative magical images. Christy has played with several local bands including the Albuquerque Boys Choir (3 girls) and Cactus Tractor (7-14 humans). She writes on guitar, ukulele, shruti box, and hula horn.
Listen to Christy’s songs at:
“How a kid from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, came to play country music in a Navajo family band and go on to become a Ph.D. ethnomusicologist and the leader of an all-female honky-tonk band is a story I will pursue elsewhere. For now, let’s just say that 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, a program 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
Listen to Kristina’s songs, here: