SUPERIOR, Wis. – She stood on stage, guitar in hand, her mouth hidden behind the microphone. She calmly asked the audience, “Are you ready to folk”. Her body stayed relatively still on stage, her fingers on a six string, in between strums, yet her voice sailed out and resonated into the ears of her eager listeners. She presented an Eden Espinosa like persona that endured experience.
Her original pieces included a song that stuck out called Off the Grid. The song revolved around the idea of just picking up and disappearing, leading a nomadic life free of responsibilities. The song lyrics went as follows:
“We could sell our house, burn our money/hit the road, just you and me, honey/drive into the great Unknown”
She followed with a song entitled Favorite Song, recalling to me the artists called Il Abanico, who is often aired on our own campus radio station. There is a great number of more well-known artist that I could compare Jetty to, including the likes of Zooey Deschanel and Norah Jones.
Climbing Clouds can be heard on KUWS 91.3 FM, the University of Wisconsin-Superior radio station, on The Dean’s List, along with other independent, alternative, folk, hip-hop, and rock. The show airs Monday through Thursday, from 10 pm to 1am. Songs from the Jetty Rae’s fifth album to be aired include Kerosene, Off the Grid, Climbing Clouds (the title track), Fallin’, and an alternative version of Fallin’. Tune in and enjoy Jetty Rae.