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SLCene Suggests: Jenny Lewis at The Depot

by on August 11, 2014


JENNY LEWIS, THE DEPOT, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 9 p.m., $20

A lot of music fans were introduced to Jenny Lewis during her stint as part of the popular indie-rock band Rilo Kiley back in the early ‘00s. For me, Lewis’s first solo album is the thing that made me a fan of the 38-year-old singer and songwriter. Rabbit Fur Coat was a revelation when it came out in the winter of 2006. It included musical contributions from the likes of Conor Oberst and M. Ward, but what really struck me was Lewis’s amazing voice, harmonizing along with singing sisters The Watson Twins. When Lewis came through Salt Lake City on tour, her show at Kilby Court was incredible, a high-energy gig featuring some amazing musicianship rarely found in many of the indie and punk bands that play the tiny all-ages club. Lewis’s second solo album didn’t hit me quite the same way, but she has a brand new collection of songs released at the end of July that has reminded me how much I love her work. The new album is called The Voyager, and its sunny sound belies some of the dark sentiments in the lyrics, many of them reflecting on the death of her father, and the demise of her old band. Can’t wait to see how it translates to her live show. Jake Bellows opens the show.

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