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Citizen Sessions: Jess Knights

  • Citizen Brewing Company 227 35TH AVE. N.E. CALGARY, ALBERTA Canada (map)

The Citizen Sessions are a weekly live music series held in the Citizen Brewing Company taproom.

Tonight's Citizen Session features Jess Knights.

Straddling the renegade worlds of alt-country, blues and soul, Jess Knights’ hard-to-pin-down style is reflective of her own unassuming past. A classically-trained opera singer, who’s spent time living in Germany, Thailand and New Zealand, Knights has been defying convention since she started cutting her teeth in boozy, rough-hewn dives of her native Calgary. Recalling the raw timbre of Etta James, her crystal-clear voice radiates vintage soul. On her debut EP, Won’t Wait—released independently in October 2018 —Knights flexes a sly, heart-on-her-sleeve sweetness with an honest grit.

Earlier Event: September 10
Citizen Sessions: Melody Stang