Time & Location
Nov 02, 2022, 6:00 PM – Nov 03, 2022, 8:00 PM
The Plant , 192 Lorax Ln, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
About the event
Jess Klein / Jonathan Byrd / Lakota John
Residency at The Plant continues as their 'Wednesday Concert Series' featuring my guests, who are talented singer songwriters, “in- the-round. “ They will knock your socks off, and, if you are an aspiring singer-song writer yourself, they will kindly share their tricks of the trade in a special Q&A before the performance. Doors open at 6. Q&A at 6:30 and performance starts at 7.
Jess Klein began writing songs as a college student in Jamaica and is known for staking out
brave lyrical and musical territory. Ever looking to evolve creatively, Jess spent eight years
soaking up the live music culture of Austin, TX and later moved with husband and songwriter
Mike June to Hillsborough where she recorded “Back to My Green” in 2019. American UK
raved, “When bluesy, gospel-infused fires can be found in the same broad church as soothing,
maternal words to the wise, then here is a singer-songwriter who has found not only her place
in the world, but also one for those new arrivals on the scene to look up to. Jess has toured
across the U.S., Europe and Japan and has appeared on Good Morning America and NPR’s All
Things Considered. Her new album is currently in production and due out in 2023.
Jonathan Byrd is a preacher’s kid, Gulf War veteran, and award-winning songwriter with
a near-cult following. With twenty plus years of touring and over a dozen albums, Byrd’s
deceptively simple, working-class songs have become campfire standards and crowd
favorites for artists like Sam Bush and Tim O’Brien. A Jonathan Byrd show will take
audiences on a journey from hell-raising sing-alongs to heart-wrenching ballads and
back across the backroads of his native North Carolina.
A lifelong collaborator and innovator, Jonathan Byrd’s latest project is Song Miners, a
project to not only write and release new songs, but also to teach others how it’s done.
Leading powerful online songwriting workshops and creating free songwriting
education for social media, Byrd seems on a mission to fill the world with great songs-
not least, his own. Not to be missed.
Lakota John is a skilled guitarist with a mastery of Piedmont blues fingerpicking and slide guitar.
His voice is powerful and raspy in the tradition of the old bluesmen.
At 6 years old he picked up the harmonica and at age 7, guitar. At age 10, he bought himself a
glass slide, placed it on his pinky finger, and he has been sliding over the frets ever since. His
sound is a blend of styles including Folk, Blues, Rock and Jazz and he adds in a bit of harmonica
and his indigenous heritage with the Native American flute
Lakota John released his first album, “Old Bluez That’s Newz to Me” in 2009. In 2013, Lakota
John and Kin released a self titled album. In 2017 Lakota John released a solo album, called
“The Winds of Time,” on the International Artists label. His latest single is “Together at Home”.
Lakota John has opened for or shared the stage with renowned Native artists Pura Fe, Blues
icon Taj Mahal, Native American Blues rocker Keith Secola, and American Songster Dom
Flemons among others. He tours nationally and internationally, including selected
performances at the John F. Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress.
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