Sunday, January 13, 2013


Jillette Johnson
Jillette Johnson will perform at The Hotel Cafe with Kris Allen on February 5th and 6th as part of Kris Allen's "Out Alive" tour.
photo by picksysticks
Hey guys!  Here's an artist you should definitely check out.  Her name is Jillette Johnson and she's from New York. I got a chance to see her perform last year when she played at the Hotel Cafe. It was a bittersweet show for her at the time, having to leave her hometown in New York just as Hurricane Sandy hit.  Her 5-track EP Whisky & Frosting, released two months earlier, is a haunting in it's melodic simplicity.  Jillette's weathered and soulful voice is lifted up by the fragile and barely-there piano in songs like "Cameron" and "Torpedo." 

Jillette returns to Southern California to play a handful of dates with American Idol eighth-season winner Kris Allen as part of his "Out Alive" tour which began January 8th.  You can check out both Jillette and Kris when they play The Hotel Cafe  on February 5th and 6th!  Check out the dates below: 

"Cameron" lyric video by Jillette Johnson

"Torpedo" by Jillette Johnsonfeat. Delta Rae

Jan. 8 - Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT
Jan. 9 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston
Jan. 10 - Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Jan. 11 - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia
Jan. 12 - City Winery, NYC, New York
Jan. 14 - Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
Jan. 15 - Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA
Jan. 17 - Altamont Theater, Asheville, NC
Jan. 18 - Clayton Center, Clayton, NC
Jan. 19 - Music Farm, Charleston, SC
Jan. 20 - Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA
Jan. 22 - State Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
Jan. 23 - Backbooth, Orlando, FL
Jan. 24 - High Dive, Gainesville, FL
Jan. 26 - Revolution Music Room, Little Rock, AR
Jan. 29 - Vanguard Tulsa, OK
Jan. 31 - Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 1 - Plush Tucson
Feb. 2 - Soda Bar, San Diego
Feb. 5 - Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
Feb. 6 - Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
Feb. 7 - Canyon Club, Agora Hills, CA
Feb. 8 - Constellation Room, Costa Mesa, CA
Feb. 9 - Hard Rock Cafe, Vegas Baby!
Feb. 13 - Sacramento City College, Sacramento
Feb. 14 - Cafe DuNord - San Francisco
Feb. 16 - Mississippi Studios, Portland
Feb. 17 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle
Feb. 19 - In The Venue, Salt Lake City
Feb. 20 - Wheeler Opera House, Aspen
Feb. 21 - Soiled Dove Underground, Denver
Feb. 22 - U of Colorado Boulder