Kelly Joe Phelps left a legacy of blues in a voice like ‘Kentucky bourbon on a rocky creekbed’

The death of Kelly Joe Phelps, one of “the most appreciated under-appreciated artists in history,” has left a mark on fans and friends.

read more

Sarah Jaffe at the Media Club

Sarah Jaffe at the Media Club, Vancouver

Sarah Jaffe at the Media Club, Vancouver, Oct 22 2010. Robyn Hanson photo.

Photos – Sarah Jaffe at the Media Club, Vancouver, June 22 2010

– text by Shawn Conner/photos by Robyn Hanson

Sarah Jaffe opened for Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr.) as part of a tour in support of her debut full-length, Suburban Nature.

The Denton, TX singer/songwriter brought along a cellist and a keyboard player (who doubled up on violin for a song or two) for songs that were hushed and delicate. For a change, the Vancouver audience matched the quiet attitude of the songs, something Jaffe seemed grateful for.

In a set that was predominantly slow and ballad-y, the highlight was easily “Clementine”, one of Jaffe’s more intense (though hardly a rocker) tunes. It might have been nice if she had thrown in a cover or a faster song or two, but then, maybe that’s just not in her (suburban) nature.

More photos:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!