MOUNT STEWART – Following the May release of her sophomore album, “Clover,” Canadian songstress Jadea Kelly is ready to hit the road and bring her songs across her home country.
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After kicking off on Sept. 27 in St. John’s, NL, the tour will take Jadea from coast to coast through the fall, including two shows on P.E.I. She was in Tyne Valley on Saturday to play at The Landing and will be appearing at the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart on Monday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m.
Through heartache and iron fists, Jadea has discovered her voice – an intriguing marriage of old and new. Built with heavy orchestration, darker organ pads, layered harmonies and sonic space, “Clover”presents a startlingly drastic, yet unified, musical shift for the singer.
The album was released three years after her debut, “Eastbound Platform,” and after relentless touring on the festival circuit, appearances on Stuart McLean’s “Vinyl Café,” and European tours playing house concerts.
Her pure and powerful voice brings her poetic lyrics to life and translates beautifully onto the stage.
“Kelly really shines when she fully commits to the mournful noir-country sound featured on ‘Clover’ (‘I’ll Be,’ ‘You Had Me,’ ‘Powell River’),” commented Now Magazine of Jadea’s Clover album release show in Toronto at the Great Hall. “Here, she set her acoustic guitar aside for a resonant hollow-bodied electric, slowed tempos to a crawl and pushed her plaintive vocals to the farthest, darkest corners of the room.”
Get ready to be blown away by Kelly’s voice and live show.
For a taste of her live performance, check out the stripped-down session she did with Exclaim.ca.