An American singer-songwriter and guitarist who calls Manchester, UK home, Jesca released her debut record, Kismet (Columbia Records) after catching the attention of KCRW’s Nic Harcourt. Over the course of her career she has become known for her incredible live performances.
“A boisterously declarative album that’s urgent and at times seditious” (Pitchfork)
Jesca subsequently released four more albums and two EPs, including the critically acclaimed Hunting My Dress (Vanguard) and The House That Jack Built (Bella Union). No stranger to the road or collaborations, Jesca has toured and collaborated with the likes of Shearwater, Andrew Bird, Iron and Wine, Elbow, EELS, Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel, Mark Knopfler and many more.
2017 year has started with a bang for Jesca. Her new LP ‘Memories Are Now’ released in February on the legendary Sub Pop label is a wonderfully dexterous collection of songs, exhibiting her wit and songwriting power. It is also hook-laden, powerful and at times visceral and haunting, garnering excitable reviews from across the board. Well worth waiting for.
Jesca last performed at Cloudspotting in 2013, we are thrilled to have her back.
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