Equal parts feisty and delicate, the up and coming British songstress Jade Bird is in Los Angeles playing The Troubadour to support her five-track EP Something American.
Jade’s interpretation of Americana from across the pond is so accurate you’d think she grew up in the heart of the Bible Belt. Her voice and songwriting emulate the maturity of a woman who’s been through the ringer of life yet she is only 19. Her abilities are quite impressive from her voice down to her songwriting combining a raw, unfiltered glimpse into the life of a woman coming of age. In five songs she sums up the struggles of life, love and relationships back by one beautiful melody after the other. Fall in love with Jade below and try to find yourself some tickets for tomorrow because this is a show you will not want to miss.
When: Tuesday, November 7th, 1017
Where: The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
We got to chat with Jade to find out some of her favorite things (Spoiler Alert: It’s whiskey) get to know Jade for yourself below.
Favorite UK city to spend 24 hours:
Jade Bird: London!
Favorite meal your grandmother used to make that reminds you of home:
JB: Roast dinner.
Must have tour bus/van snacks:
JB: Chocolate!!! In any form.
Pre show drink:
JB: Anything non alcoholic.
Post show drink:
JB: Anything alcoholic.
Favorite city to have a day off:
Favorite city to play:
JB: So far, Nashville or Milan.
Best city to go see a show and what venue:
JB: Nashville – The Ryman.
Favorite road meal:
JB: Anything that’s available haha!
Favorite ice cream flavor and where would you get a scoop:
JB: Jenis in Nashville. Pistachio (ooh how fancy) or bubblegum!
If you could go to one city and have one meal what would it be and where would you go:
JB: France , Snails. I’ve done it before but would always do it again.
Who is the van DJ and what do they play:
JB: Me!! Straight bluegrass 😉
Room service order:
JB: Tea & cake.
What city inspires you musically:
JB: Oslo is incredible but then again LA has something about it. Happy songs la , sad songs London.
Studio Seamless order when recording:
JB: If this is a beverage order, whiskey and a lot of it.
What’s in your rider:
JB: Water, tea , can’t say I’m that much of a diva with my rider to be honest.
Weirdest place you’ve ever written a song:
JB: I’ve pencilled down lyrics in the middle of parties / nights out / planes / cars. I think the weirdest thing is when someone says something in a conversation and you have to stop them and write it down haha.
Longest day/night spent recording:
JB: “Something American” man, I spent everyday and night doing those tracks. We worked about 9am to 10pm every day. Then I’d write for an hour or two. Then panic for the rest of the evening about how to make it better.
What did you drink the most in the studio:
Top 5 must haves in the studio while recording Something American:
JB: Biscuits, throat tea, Matt’s (my drummer) sweet potatoes , whiskey and chocolate.
City you are looking forward to seeing on tour:
City you are most looking forward to eat in on tour:
Venue you are most looking forward to playing:
JB: The Troubadour!
5 songs you will for sure play in the van:
“Can You Run “ Steel Drivers
“Spread Your Love” BRMC
“You Oughta Know” Alanis Morrisette
“Look at Miss Ohio” Gillian Welch
“Somebody to Love “ Jefferson airplane