Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Jillette Johnson opens up for Kris Allen at The Hotel Cafe.
photo by picksysticks
Last time I saw Jillette Johnson, she played at The Hotel Cafe and performed  on the house piano facing against the wall. Ms. Johnson stopped by The Hotel Cafe again for two consecutive nights.  This time she was supporting American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen on his "Out Alive" tour and bringing along her own keyboard to face the crowd.   There's a fiery vulnerability in Johnson's songs which are carefully threaded by her soulful voice and heavy-hearted melodies, highlighted by her deep and moving keys.  Whiskey & Frosting was her debut EP which she released last August with a debut full-length album expected to be released in the next few months.  She also makes some of the best lyric videos out there.  Just watch her newest for her single "Torpedo" done on an Etch A Sketch. Check it out below along with her remaining tour dates with Kris Allen.

"Torpedo" by Jillette Johnson

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