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1974 (age 43)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States
"She has one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to."
“The beauty lives behind a veil”, Jess Klein passionately sings on the rock- influenced title track of her new album.
The songs on Behind A Veil are a direct result of a personally challenging 2011 for Jess; losing her father to a 5 year battle with ALS, splitting with a lover, and the self-empowering decision to move forward with no management or record label.
Jess explains: “You never really know what the big picture is to a situation - sometimes the meaning is veiled. It can seem really bad, but then later you can look back at the same moment and feel so grateful it went that way; I love that about life. Sometimes things are just really hard and really painful, but also beautiful.”
We can never escape the emotions of love, loss, joy or pain, so Jess Klein courageously and honestly writes all about them in each of the 10 songs on her new release. Klein’s no holds barred album is set to hit the streets April 10, 2012.
With the help of one of Austin’s finest producers Mark Addison, Klein's voice confidently soars with every melody. Even in the delicate ballad "Beautiful Child", a song about loss and feeling alone, you can hear the underlying triumph in Klein’s interpretation. From cover to cover, Behind A Veil truly demonstrates her maturity and growth as a singer, songwriter, and musician.
Klein’s first release with Ryko, Draw Them Near received 3.5 Stars from USA Today and helped launch her nationally. Her 2005 release Strawberry Lover hit the Triple A charts and received much critical acclaim including “Sexiest Song” by New York Daily News. 2009’s release Bound To Love was given 4 stars by Ireland’s Hot Press and high praise from the likes of Bernard Zuel of Sydney Morning Herald and Steven Stone of Vintage Guitar.
Jess continues to consistently tour the U.S, U.K. and Europe and will be touring nationally with a full band supporting the release.
“A solid and compelling record from an artist who continues to grow with eachnew album.”
– Mark Deming,All Music Guide
Klein has a voice worth reckoning with and lyrics worth hearing.
– Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald
In 2005 Strawberry Lover debuted as #1 most added on Triple A the week before it’s release.
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