Jamie Lin Wilson + Robert Deitch
$10 // The Basement // 8pm
When describing Jamie Wilson’s voice, two aspects come to mind: that honeyed tenor twang that’s become known as one of the sweetest instruments in modern folk music, and that poignant, poetic, down-to-earth point of view she brings to her songwriting. The spotlight shines brighter than ever on both with Holidays & Wedding Rings, her May 2015 release. Even fans may be surprised to realize it’s the first full-length solo album from one of brightest and busiest stars in her recent years amid the folk/Americana/independent country music scene.
An artist of singular talent and restless creativity, she broke into the Texas country/folk scene as one of the co-lead vocalists of the Gougers before the band gradually gave way to not only Wilson’s solo work (the fine EP “Dirty Blonde Hair” was released in 2010) but also higher-profile musical adventures with The Trishas, an all-female singer-songwriter band that has toured through some of the state and nation’s best venues. Scoring one of the best albums of 2012 with “High Wide & Handsome,” the Trishas lit up the genre for a few years while always leaving Wilson room for solo gigs, guest spots on over a dozen albums by now, and song-swaps with like-minded artists all over Texas and beyond.
Both deeply personal and solidly collaborative, Holidays & Wedding Rings is an evident labor of love from the sort of songwriter who can delve into the sweetness of family life without hitting sap. Someone who can dig into heartache without wallowing in it, go slow and subtle and still leave a listener rapt. Someone who can share the spotlight with top-flight musicians: veteran Texas music hands John Ross Silva, Scott Davis, Cody Foote and Reckless Kelly’s David Abeyta are all in the mix here, along with alt-country star Wade Bowen on a spine-tingling duet/co-write. Wilson’s home life as a wife and mom come through often in her music (and are known to many of her fans through her humorous social media profiles) but creatively, she can portray lonesome and restless with the best of them.
Multiple approaches, countless gigs, several years and nearly a million miles into what promises to be a grand career, Jamie Wilson not only runs with a good crowd: she never fails to stand out.
Robert Deitch is one of those rare talented Songwriters, who happens to have a “holds-his-own-with-the-best-of-them” singing voice. His music has been described as “vivid storytelling” delivered in a “powerful blend of country, soul and blues”. Currently a staff songwriter with Dan Hodges Music Publishing in Nashville, Deitch has earned the praise of some of Country Music Industry Elites. Hall of Fame Singer/Artist,, Bobby Bare, proclaims Deitch as “one hell of a songwriter and singer”. Robert has also received praise from the likes of Hall of Fame Songwriters Hugh Prestwood (“A Song Remembers When”) and Roger Murrah (“Don’t Rock The Jukebox”). Prestwood describes Deitch as “a gifted songwriter who mixes compelling storytelling with a powerful, soulful delivery,” while Murrah proclaimed Deitch to be “one of Nashville ’s best kept secrets…but not for long….”
- Just a few of Robert’s Honors and Accomplishments:
- Multiple songs recorded by National Artists, including Country Hall of Fame Artist, Bobby Bare
- Nominated for Inspirational Country Song of the Year (The Shadow of My Steeple)
- Charted top 5 song on Inspirational Country Music Chart
- Recognized multiple times by Nashville Songwriters Association for Outstanding Songwriting
- Former Staff Songwriter for Murrah Music Publishing, and Bug/Windswept Music Publishing
Robert grew up in a Three Church, Two Tavern town in southeastern Iowa, and now splits his time between Nashville, Tennessee, and his home state.
$10 // The Basement // 8pm