DANVILLE — In advance of a national release by SonyRED, Jennie DeVoe brings her brand new CD, “Radiator — The Bristol Sessions,” Sept. 6 to the Royal Theater in Danville for an exclusive, intimate CD release party and concert.
The 225-seat Royal and DeVoe have a history together of sold-out concert experiences that fans hail as some of their favorites. DeVoe and her band will play the new CD in its entirety along with other fan favorites.
Fans will be able to purchase the new CD that night. Advance tickets are available online at royaltheaterdanville.info and www.jenniedevoe.com.
“Radiator” is DeVoe’s third collaboration with famed producer John Parish, best known for his work with PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman, The Eels and most recently, KT Tunstall. DeVoe and Parish have developed a strong artistic working relationship that has fostered a unique sound with each of DeVoe’s new albums.
Parish also produced DeVoe’s 2004 album “Fireworks & Karate Supplies” and 2009’s “Strange Sunshine.” The new recording features Parish on drums, guitars, and accordion, Billy Fuller on bass (also Robert Plant’s current bass player), and DeVoe’s own bandmates Brett Lodde on guitar and Greg McGuirk on keys and accordion.
A fiercely independent artist, this will be DeVoe’s first effort produced in part through a successful Kickstarter campaign, with The Tony Stewart Foundation being one of the projects biggest supporters. DeVoe raised more 260 percent of her goal through the popular fan-funded website, which allows fans to pledge anywhere from $1 to $10,000 to a creative project, in return for rewards ranging from copies of the finished project to private concerts in their living rooms.
DeVoe, an Indiana-native, has built a career without the backing of a major label — a conscious decision that has allowed her to remain independent and create music on her own terms. DeVoe’s distribution agreement with SonyRED has brought her to the ears of listeners across the country and beyond.
Most recently, she was voted Best Local Musical Artist/Group in Indianapolis by NUVO Magazine readers, on the heels of being named one of Indy’s top 50 “Entertainers of the Decade” by The Indianapolis Star.
DeVoe can be heard on Triple A (and other) radio stations throughout the United States. Her song, “How I Feel,” was a first-place winner of Billboard Magazine’s World Song Contest (Best Pop Song, 2004). Her songs have been licensed to several well-known television shows, including “Dawson’s Creek” and “Joan of Arcadia.” She’s performed all over the country, including Lillith Fair and Texas’ Wildflower Festival, and she’s opened for greats like Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Lucinda Williams, Jack Johnson, and Ray Charles.
DeVoe’s unreleased song, “Blue Sky Big Sun,” was chosen as the centerpiece of an ad campaign by jewelers across the United States and as the theme for the Indiana Tourism Board’s 2011 campaign.
DeVoe has also teamed up with NASCAR champ Tony Stewart and his foundation to benefit animal charities, as well as given her song, “Give A Little Love,” to the nationally-syndicated weekly program, “Pet Pals TV” for use as their theme song.
The Royal Theater is at 59 S. Washington St. Tickets are available online at royaltheaterdanville.info or by calling 745-1499. Tickets are $18.50 in advance and $22.50 the day of the show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit the website www.jenniedevoe.com.