Tributes and Galleries!

There is so much to get caught up on with you all but alas the minutes are cramped and so just a quick post to show off some beautiful posters for some fantastic shows I will be a part of in Vancouver this June.

Ready?

Tom Waits Tribute night at The Rio on June 6th! Get your tickets here.

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I will be performing at Gallery1965 on the SOLSTICE (June 21st)! Working out some super mystical music for that one.

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Hope to see you out at either of these fantastic events. They will likely be my last performances in Vancouver until September!

Much love,
Jess Hill

Tiny Tour Time

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This coming week the delightful and charming Christa Couture and I are taking to the road for some springtime gallivanting. We will be gracing stages in Penticton, Coldstream, Kaslo, Kimberley, and Nelson.

I will have copies of my new EP with me. Each of them signed and numbered – only 100 to go around…..and less than that now.

Tell your friends and lovers, tell your sisters and brothers!

Thursday April 25 – The Elite, Penticton BC, with Deanna Maggie
http://www.facebook.com/events/323909844399016/
Doors 8:00, show 9:00, $8
Friday April 26 – Friesen’s, Coldstream BC, with Lowell Friesen
http://www.facebook.com/events/123480397844417/
Doors 6:30, show 7:00, $10
Saturday April 27 – Bluebelle Bistro, Kaslo BC
Sunday April 28 – Driftwood House Concert, Kimberley BC. Private.
Monday April 29 – House Concert, Nelson BC
https://www.facebook.com/events/128265827365054/

xo
Jess

P.S. I have been doing a bit of processing in the realm of the heart and thus the release recap and the Toronto tales have yet to find their way into print. Soon. By the new moon of spring I promise, when I return from this tour I will share my remembrances on the last few months.

 

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I know I owe you a Release Party Recap and a CMW tale or two, but right now all I can say is this:

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xo

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Release recap….

…coming as soon as I put my house back together.  😉
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And now, a midnight wish…

…for a dream of swans.

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Sweetest slumber, dreamers.

 

 

The brightness, the shadows…

When I set out to record the songs that make up the Pieces EP, I hadn’t considered the emotional terrain I would be required to traverse following it’s release. The EP was released this past Tuesday, to what has been an unbelievably warm and enthusiastic response and somehow in the wake of it I find myself afloat and disoriented, as if I am dangling from a great height precariously, on the eve of the release party.

Such bright lights cast such stark and stunning shadows. The movement from the places of logical and strategic decision making required to plan recordings, releases etc. to the counter points of vulnerability and fragility required to remain open and present for the performing and presentation of said recordings has caused me to contemplate the origins of the songs and my feelings surrounding the notion of being strong where matters of the heart are concerned.

I keep tracing my thoughts and questioning in a loop that leads me, inevitably, to planting my feet firmly in the belief that vulnerability is a strength that holds great potential and power. This thought moves me to open the floodgates further and push on.

In a lot of ways the release of this EP finds me recalibrating my knowledge of self. Remembering my comfort in this world….embracing the threads of familiarity. I took a long break from the level of whirlwind sharing and immense intimacy that performing and sharing invite into one’s life. At times even the kindest response can feel so overwhelming, and make the assured decision to be open and present and appreciative, leave me feeling like a deer in headlights. All of this is also forcing me remember how to ask for help. How to assemble a team out of my community and not feel like I am burdening the people I cherish.

In retrospect I feel a bit naive that I didn’t imagine the possible emotional upheaval that comes with digging up your history in song……opening the attic windows and shining the spotlight on to the dust and shadows is proving to be an illuminating experience, like holding a million little mirrors up to my heart so that I can reflect upon it’s current trajectory.

After a walk and some tears tempered by the cold and pollen laced air here in Vancouver it’s clear that I am elated to spend the next little while dancing in the dust shower below the lights glow.

See you tomorrow, fellow dreamers! Thank you for continuing to make room for me and my little songs in your hearts. I feel so blessed to feel so overwhelmed. Tomorrow night is ours!

xo
jess hill

 

 

Stream the PIECES EP

In celebration of the already SOLD OUT release party I offer you a stream of the new EP.
Feeling so thrilled about tomorrows rehearsal with some of the gents from MARIA IN THE SHOWER!
Sweetness abounds! There is much to do!

SOLD OUT!

Dreamers you are simply delectable! I can’t even find the words to tell you how unbelievably thrilled I am to squeeze you all into my the walls of the Princess Haus! This will be an evening of shoulder to shoulder, standing room only audio romance! You have made my heart break beats and hum the echo of a thousand pulses swimming in a tunnel. Thank you!

All of this on top of getting the limited edition, tangible copies of the album make life the ultimate love affair. I am giddy! I am honoured! I am in love with everyday!

IMG_7734Getting ready to number and sign the first run of “Pieces” EP CD’s. Only 100 copies to go around.

Did I mention I also got a new haircut? NOthing like sunshine and a new do to make you feel alive. 😉

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xo
j. hill