An Evening with JILL ANDREWS: A Night of Original and Holiday Favorites – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – December 7th, 2018

An Evening with JILL ANDREWS: A Night of Original and Holiday Favorites

MaxxMusic & The Evening Muse present

An Evening with JILL ANDREWS: A Night of Original and Holiday Favorites

Fri, December 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$15 adv/$18 dos (Reserved Seating Available)

An Evening with JILL ANDREWS: A Night of Original and Holiday Favorites
An Evening with JILL ANDREWS: A Night of Original and Holiday Favorites
It starts with the voice. Before you notice the words, before you detect the gently curling melodies tugging them along, this is what hits you first: It's warm and rich and touched with a soft Southern twang, as likely to swing down into its earthy lower register as arch upwards into a hopeful trill; it's steady and sure but flecked with a certain weary sadness that stops you dead, draws you near. It's beautiful. It knows something.

This voice is Jill Andrews, who's been singing her whole life: as a little girl in Johnson City, Tenn., as a camp counselor plucking out three chords on an acoustic guitar under swaying pine trees, as one-half of The Everybodyfields -- and, since 2009, as an increasingly formidable singer/songwriter making her way on her own.

The Knoxville-based Andrews crafts beguiling, startlingly intimate songs that merge her voice with her effortless, classic-pop sensibility and keen eye for human drama -- all the unspoken truths between lovers, devastating confessions whispered to friends, silent prayers offered up during the longest, loneliest nights. A smart, subtle tunesmith and a gently wise songwriter, Andrews' songs shuffle in and settle down with little fanfare, then quietly go about the business of ripping your heart straight out of your chest.

And her full-length debut, The Mirror out June, 7th, is the perfect introduction to her ever-deepening talents and charms.

"The Mirror was written over a period of time when I was holding on dearly to a relationship that I knew was over," Andrews says of the new LP. "I felt like I was forever trudging through the darkness, but then came springtime, and with it, the beautiful sunlight."

Teaming up with producers Scott Solter (Superchunk, The Crooked Jades) in North Carolina and Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Matthew Perryman Jones) in Nashville, The Mirror nudges Andrews' folksy roots into a more decidedly pop direction. Her clear, lovely voice sounds more adventurous than ever, and on tunes like "Blue Sky," "A Little Less" and the album's title track, her words are wrapped in shimmering piano lines and a collage of background harmonies. It starts with the voice. Before you notice the words, before you detect the gently curling melodies tugging them along, this is what hits you first: It's warm and rich and touched with a soft Southern twang, as likely to swing down into its earthy lower register as arch upwards into a hopeful trill; it's steady and sure but flecked with a certain weary sadness that stops you dead, draws you near. It's beautiful. It knows something.

This voice is Jill Andrews, who's been singing her whole life: as a little girl in Johnson City, Tenn., as a camp counselor plucking out three chords on an acoustic guitar under swaying pine trees, as one-half of The Everybodyfields -- and, since 2009, as an increasingly formidable singer/songwriter making her way on her own.

The Knoxville-based Andrews crafts beguiling, startlingly intimate songs that merge her voice with her effortless, classic-pop sensibility and keen eye for human drama -- all the unspoken truths between lovers, devastating confessions whispered to friends, silent prayers offered up during the longest, loneliest nights. A smart, subtle tunesmith and a gently wise songwriter, Andrews' songs shuffle in and settle down with little fanfare, then quietly go about the business of ripping your heart straight out of your chest.

And her full-length debut, The Mirror out June, 7th, is the perfect introduction to her ever-deepening talents and charms.

"The Mirror was written over a period of time when I was holding on dearly to a relationship that I knew was over," Andrews says of the new LP. "I felt like I was forever trudging through the darkness, but then came springtime, and with it, the beautiful sunlight."

Teaming up with producers Scott Solter (Superchunk, The Crooked Jades) in North Carolina and Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Matthew Perryman Jones) in Nashville, The Mirror nudges Andrews' folksy roots into a more decidedly pop direction. Her clear, lovely voice sounds more adventurous than ever, and on tunes like "Blue Sky," "A Little Less" and the album's title track, her words are wrapped in shimmering piano lines and a collage of background harmonies.

But beneath many of the songs' bright shells lies plenty of the tough, true words that have become a hallmark of Andrews' career.

"There are a couple songs that are a mixture of dark lyrics and happy melodies. I'm not sure how I came up with this formula, but I feel like these songs will make people smile and want to dance, not just blindly skip along to a catchy beat," Andrews says. "I want my fans to walk away singing my songs and thinking about what I have said to them during those three minutes of their precious time."

A rock-solid frontwoman in sundresses and Frye boots, Andrews leads a full band on record and on stage, drawing in tender piano, shuffling drums and searing electric guitar to support her careful acoustic picking. Wherever she plays, she offers up a vision of herself as a singular, quickly-maturing artist with the power to cross lines of genre and geography, taste and time. She is a force -- and a voice -- to be reckoned with.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/