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.