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      Jay Goldberg Events And Entertainment Presents Jennifer Knapp WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Mike Ingram in Urbana

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      October 12, 2010

       

      708 South Goodwin Avenue
      Urbana, Illinois

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      Jay Goldberg Events And Entertainment Presents Jennifer Knapp WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Mike Ingram

      Jay Goldberg Events And Entertainment Presents

      Jennifer Knapp

      WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

      Mike Ingram On another continent, some 9000 miles from the United States, is a corner of the earth where there is no Internet, no electricity, no telephone. From wherever you stand, you see red dirt and sky, well-adapted wildlife, rock piles next to dirt roads that seem to go on and on forever. Desolate but not empty, the Australian outback offers people the chance to revel in the open space and solitary oneness this striking terrain provides. Had you travelled that same path years ago, you may have passed Jennifer Knapp along the way, a Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning artist, who was happy to let go of all the success she had to live a very different kind of life traveling to the most remote corners of Australia, looking to reclaim a part of herself she felt she lost in all the excitement of her accomplishments.

      And then one day she decided to come back.

      While Jennifer made her initial mark in the Christian market, her time away made her realize that while she would never turn her back on that belief, she didn't want to exclude any one else, either. As with past releases, she had gotten used to the focus on her song writing, that it was viewed as somewhat unusual for the Christian music industry. However Jennifer was always celebrated for her honesty and human approach to the divine, and she looks at Letting Go as a continuation of pushing those limits. It was a struggle, because I was used to writing lyrics one way. I had to break that yoke to write a record that was honest about how I feel about life. It is the voice of people that I am concerned in preserving here, our right to express our deepest souls without the fear of condemnation. It's my hope that the music feels legitimate and meaningful for whoever hears it. I wanted this record to reflect that."

      The result is the astonishing straightforwardness of Letting Go, an album of stripped back folk and country tinged rock that is as intimate as it is expansive. The musical warmth of Letting Go spreads throughout the record. From the wry opening words ( careful what you say, careful who might hear'") of Dive In" to the lyrical play of Want For Nothing" and the evocative rocker Inside," Letting Go observes the world around it with captivating perception.

      To say that Jennifer Knapp has come full circle would be a fair assessment. Beside the record release, Knapp has been asked to play on the re-vamped Lilith Fair tour, the first one in 10 years. Since Jennifer played on the last one in '99, being asked to play the re-launch is very special, a reminder of why Jennifer came back to her musical roots. There is a strong sense of community that has been in the back of my mind throughout this whole process. I want my core audience to find something familiar, but refreshed, on Letting Go. At the same time, I am so happy to throw off any cloak that has been put upon me that would make any music lover hesitate to listen to my music. I am so excited to bring all different types of people to my party. I've written this for them."

      Sometimes, you have to let go of everything to be able to come back.

      Doors: 6:00pm - Show: 7:00pm

      The Canopy Club

      Urbana, IL

      Cost: INDIVIDUAL ($15.00)

      Categories: Concerts & Tour Dates | Nightlife & Singles

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