03.30Jessie Frye Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 3/31
Singer-songwriter Jessie Frye hails from Texas, but don’t expect a lot of twang from her. There are touches of it here and there – like her song Empty Bones, but much of the music is lush, piano driven pop, infused with soul and a bit of blues. One description of her music says it sounds like “if Oscar Wilde crawled inside of a piano and then drank a lot of espresso.” Nice.
Similar to how I discovered Lauren Zettler, Jessie is another one I found through Bob Baker mentioning her in passing in one of his newsletters. I connected with her just before she was headed off to play at the huge SXSW music festival in Austin, but we still managed to set up an interview for tomorrow between her preparations for the big gig!
I’m sure it was a blast, and I can’t wait to hear what Jessie has to say about her experiences there. In the meantime I did manage to find a YouTube video of her performing at a showcase:
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The song is called Behind the Footlights. It’s from her beautiful EP The Delve, which was released in August of 2008. and as of this writing you can hear tracks from it on her MySpace and buy it on CD Baby or
(I recommend you check out her CD Baby page either way, it has a nice story of her process as an artist and the making of the EP.)
Of course, you can also tune in to the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour from 9-10 am Tuesday and hear from Jessie too! As always, we’ll kick off with some good tunes by female singer-songwriters and then around 9:15 we’ll have the interview with Jessie, including some of her songs!