If you missed out on Jill Andrews beautiful folk album The War Inside when it came out last year, don’t fret. They just released a new deluxe edition that’s streaming on Spotify with two new songs. If you’ve been avoiding it because she’s a “country” artist, well, grow up. Take a listen and you’ll find she’s more in the vein of First Aid Kit than Kacey Musgraves.
Her performance at Thalia Hall was pure soul. Every lilting note was pitch perfect, with harmonies and electric guitar accompaniment by Julie Melucci. They did a great job with the opening track off TWI, “Get Up, Get On” that received high praise from the audience (they shut up for a few minutes).
My highlight came near the end when she played “Blue Eyes,” a gorgeous tearjerker written for her son.
Below, find pictures of Jill and Julie’s set opening for Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors.