Tacoma's veteran singer-songwriter Jeanlizabeth turned Jazzbones into her private living room for a CD release party turned jam session Wednesday night that included sets from up-and-comers KC Brakes Music and The Cottonwood Cutups.
Bumblebees marks her third album and was an effort that took four years to make.
The CD packs eight original songs with her on vocals, guitar and percussion by Jeanlizabeth, with lead guitar and dobro by the local legend Evan Purcell, winner of the Weekly Volcano's People's Choice Award for Best Male Singer/Songwriter 2009 and Best Guitarist 2010. While the first album with a full band, the CD still has her signature sound and understated lyrics.
Mark Eckert steps in on the pedal steel and bassman cred goes to Peter Jansen and Maria Joyner works the drums.
Engineering and production by Ken Levy.
While the night showcase the new works, a few oldies crept into the mix for good measure. KC Brakes, of course, brought the sauce with his covers and original works while Cottonwood Cutups spanked the stage like a Parkland momma finding her children with a mouthful of cookies. The rockabilly jams on standup bass and mandolin about whiskey and hangovers rounded out the night.
For more information visit www.jeanlizabeth.com