7:30 p.m. – Tickets: $20; $5 for 14 and under.
Note that there is $1.50 surcharge for each online ticket order. ADVANCE TICKET SALES END AT 3 P.M. DAY OF SHOW. ALL ADVANCE TICKET ORDERS ARE PICKED UP AT THE DOOR THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show. Note that we only accept checks and cash at the door. Doors open at 6:45.
It’s great to welcome back one of our favorite performers after a long hiatus from Concerts at the Crossing. Jess Klein emerged from the Boston music scene in 1998 with her independent release, Wishes Well Disguised, but it was her later releases – 2000’s Draw Them Near, 2005’s Strawberry Lover, and 2006’s City Garden that would capture the attention of critics and fans worldwide.
After independently releasing her first two albums, winning the Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest, and garnering several Boston Music Award nominations, she was spotted and signed to Rykodisc in 2000. Her first release for Ryko, Draw Them Near, [3.5 stars, USAToday], launched Jess on a worldwide tour where, among other highlights, her relaxed confidence and rootsy soulfulness wowed 70,000 attendees at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
Jess joined the songwriter collective Voices on the Verge, along with Erin McKeown, Rose Polenzani, and Beth Amsel. The foursome was featured on Good Morning America performing Jess’s song “Little White Dove” and brought sold out crowds in small theaters across the U.S., including Concerts at the Crossing, to their feet nightly with their blend of harmonies and eclectic styles.
Jess now calls Austin, TX home; inspiring her 2009 release, Bound To Love. Her latest release, Behind A Veil, marks her second album with Austin-based producer Mark Addison.
Opening the show is one of our most requested support acts from last season, Caitlin Canty, who wowed our audience when she opened for Ellis Paul last March. Raised in Vermont and now based in NYC, singer/songwriter Caitlin Canty is an in-demand vocalist who contributes her pure, nuanced singing to several bands in addition to maintaining an active tour schedule of her own.
Caitlin has independently released several EPs including Neon Streets (2010) and one full-length album, Green (2007), which she recorded and mixed in her home studio. Canty will release her sophomore album Golden Hour on October 2, 2012. The fan-funded album blends Canty’s folk-pop roots with a western tone, and a Brooklyn-based, Nashville-bred band brings an alt-country flavor to her songs.