Wind-Up Records Recording Artist
The Hotel Cafe
with William Beckett
Wednesday, April 3rd
1623 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, California 90028
Wind-up Records' New York recording artist Jillette Johnson has been extensively touring the US in support of her latest EP
Whiskey & Frosting.After finishing two months on the road with American Idol's Kris Allen, Jillette is embarking on another month long stretch across the US withWilliam Beckett (The Academy Is). She will resume touring with Kris Allen in mid-April. Jillette has a new music video being released shortly in anticipation of her forthcoming record, Water in a Whale
due on May 14th with the first powerful single "Torpedo" out now.
Jillette began playing piano and writing music before the age of ten. She auditioned for The Voice on NBC but ultimately turned down their offer to appear on the high exposure show in order to fully dedicate her time to her music career and keep her creative autonomy.
With influences like Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Carole King, this 5-song EP is an intimate and boldly emotional five-song collection of stately pop from a unique and unflinchingly honest artist. Johnson's commitment to her distinct vision is thorough and uncompromising, from her willingness to explore the raw and controversial in her lyrics, to her unwillingness to give into tempting hot ticket-career opportunities.
Everyone is talking about this girl! Nylon Magazine says: "Her VOICE. Jillette can sing and she's not afraid to let everyone know about it. She rips through this song like a rock opera. It's a little La Boheme meets Carole King in her prime." And Amazon named Jillette one of their "Artists on the Rise." Previous artists in this category include The Civil Wars, Elle Varner, and The Lumineers.
Whiskey & Frosting was Produced by Peter Zizzo, widely respected for developing Vanessa Carlton and Avril Lavigne, and also Michael Mangini, esteemed for his work with Joss Stone, Bruce Hornsby, and David Byrne.