Jodi James & Company : Minos The Saint : CircaAmore
Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 8:00 PM CDT
Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
18 years and over
Jodi has spent the last few years making her way across the states with her guitar in tow, stopping to play local open mics and small venues. James also has an especially keen sense of harmony and can be heard singing alongside Americana bad-boy Boo Ray's single "These Days." She also joined Kentucky songstress, Andrea Davidson at this year's Hullabalou Festival at Churchill Downs, where they primed the crowd for Tonic and Kansas. And again with folk troubadour, Patrick Sylvest, as the opening act for songwriting legend, Guy Clark. 2010 has certainly proved a progressive year for miss James! In addition to her piece in the December issue of Baton Rouge magazine, 225, she's also recently opened for country veteran Verlon Thompson, and has begun working on her first full-length album and music video.
With catchy hooks and vivid storytelling Jodi James certainly appeals to the masses, but has a cerebral and philosophical approach to songwriting. Her voice is as fluid as her lyric, as delicate as some of its subject matter, as graceful and assured as the conviction behind it...with a soul all her own. Amidst the all too familiar auto-tuned and internally lackluster, there is something perplexingly genuine in Jodi James that will leave you wanting more, digging deeper and listening a little harder.