Plus Broken Compass Bluegrass
Saturday, March 25 / 9:00 pm-1:00 am
Invoking the soulfulness of Joni Mitchell, the raw power of Brandi Carlile, and the enchantment of First Aid Kit, Jessica Malone is not a mere blend of her influences but an acknowledgement of them—mixed with something purely singular and unique. Malone combines a sultry voice, introspective lyrics, and an earthy folk-roots backing band to create both a healing balm for troubled times and a soundtrack for happier days, mastering the art of the solo acoustic songbird confession while also celebrating a rambunctious and rollicking full sound.
The winner of several SAMMIES (Sacramento Music Awards) as Artist of the Year, Singer-songwriter of the Year, and Folk/Bluegrass Artist of the Year, Malone, who holds a BA in Vocal Performance, currently resides in Northern California, where she performs regularly with her band. Nat Keefe (Hot Buttered Rum) describes Jessica Malone’s performance as, “the real deal. Jessica has an honest voice and sings to connect, to comfort, to celebrate.”
For fans of soulful folk, explorative alternative, and those wishing to reach the true heart of rock & roll, Malone’s music is highly recommended as an authentic avenue to a rendezvous with a kindred spirit. And after opening for the likes of John Paul White and Front Country—while sharing festival billings with Robert Plant, Avett Brothers, and Trampled By Turtles —Jessica Malone is well on her way to the national spotlight.
It’s been several years since Jessica and her band have played the Crazy Horse and she’s come a long way in that time. Her full seven-piece band will take us on a journey through the lush soundscapes of her gorgeous, original music.
Coming on the heels of their incredible “KylePalooza” performance, Broken Compass Bluegrass return to the Crazy Horse to write another chapter in their already impressive history. Led by mandolin and flat-picking guitar prodigy – Kyle Ledson – this locally-based quartet has steadily gained acclaim for its razor-sharp arrangements, organic interplay and well-developed songwriting. The band performs a mix of jamgrass, traditional bluegrass, Americana, Grateful Dead material and instant-classic originals.
The co-stars are dazzling musicians in their own rite – Django Ruckrich on guitar/mandolin, Mei Lin Heirendt on fiddle and Sam Jacobs on bass . They are young but they are mighty, never failing to leave jaws agape with their virtuosic musicianship and mature vocal expressions. Gaining momentum exponentially with every gig they play, Broken Compass is a fresh force in the cutting-edge acoustic music scene. On this night they will be playing late after Jessica Malone and her band. This show can be considered as a pre-party for their debut album – “Fool’s Gold” – which will be released on March 31.