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 the boozy, rough-hewn dives of her native Calgary.
Recalling the raw timbre of Etta James, her crystal-clear voice radiates vintage soul and a sly, heart-on-her-sleeve sweetness. Her debut EP, Won’t Wait, recorded with members of The Flat Whites and a heavyweight cast of characters, is due out independently in September 2018.
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