Jess and Nels tour in 2019 with books and songs to satisfy the most avid record sleeve-readers, comic book-worms, or just about anyone feeling lost in the digital age. Their co-headlined show promises an atmospheric concoction of songwriting and storytelling. Together they put on an intimate show, from which the audience can take home a gig souvenir with a difference.
Jess' illustrated book of short stories springs from the psyche of a touring artist, who finds romance in pylons, transport systems, and concrete. She writes gutsy modern folk songs telling stories full of sadness and bite. Trash Magazine called it The sort of thing you put on your headphones when walking alone and wanting to feel like you're in your own gritty British love story.
Nels Andrews is a journeyman in the craft of melody who is here to tell you a story. He is based in Santa Cruz, California. Nels' new record Pigeon & the Crow comes with a graphic novella in which Nels' supernatural ballads sprawl the pages with colourful illustrations by artist Mike Benzce. Nels is a master carver, an artist patient and obsessed enough to turn a whale of an idea into something delicate and beautiful from any angle. Anais Mitchell.