Showcase Location: Online
Thur 19 May 2022 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM Online Virtual Showcase
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
K.C. Jones moves so effortlessly between genres, traditions, and musical concepts that it’s clear she was born with an insatiable artistic curiosity. From her deeply musical Appalachian and old-time roots, she grew into a prominent figure of the vibrant Lafayette, Louisiana music scene, learning Cajun French and writing and singing songs in dual languages with progressive Cajun bands like GRAMMY-nominated Feufollet and T’Monde along the way. Queen of the In Between, her long-awaited debut solo record, knits together everything from classic country to psychedelic rock to contemporary indie roots singer-songwriters. Yet the album is more than just a remarkably cohesive meld of sonic influences; it dazzles in its ability to speak to the universality of human emotion. Jones expresses the depths of fundamentally human and relatable emotions with astonishing directness, exploring complex themes of personal growth, self-awareness, anxiety, intimate relationships, and heartbreak. It’s a gift that plays in glorious harmony with her one-of-a-kind voice—a little bit of twang, a rock ‘n roll edge, and even dreamy, 60s girl group moments with Ronettes-style backing vocals. Featuring a studio band of some of Lafayette’s finest musicians, including producer and notable Cajun musician Joel Savoy, Queen of the In Between is a modern cosmic country treat for the ears that places Jones squarely at the center of the broader, progressive, genre-bending roots music movement.