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Magnolia Roots Music Lounge
219 South White Street, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
On her last solo record, The War Inside, Jill Andrews shines a light on her own struggles and successes, tying the songs together with a new sound that mixes her folk background with a wider set of influences. “When I set out to make this album," she explained, «I wanted it to feel like me — but me moving, me progressing. “As such, The War Inside reached into the pop and indie rock world, while still tipping its hat to Andrews' Appalachian, East Tennessee roots. Longtime friend Seth Avett even made an appearance, singing a duet with Andrews on „I'm So in Love With You.“
Andrews kicked off her songwriting career as co-founder of The Everybodyfields, a band whose mix of Southern genres — folk, country, bluegrass — and male-female vocals helped pave the way for future groups like The Civil Wars. It earned The Everybodyfields a wide fanbase too, as well as appearances at Bonnaroo, The Kennedy Center, and a cross-country tour with The Avett Brothers. After three albums, Andrews left the band and launched a solo career, starting with a self-titled EP and a full-length record, The Mirror, which built something bigger and broader on top of her Americana roots.
Andrews also signed a publishing deal during this time, and began landing songs in multiple TV shows and movies, including Grey's Anatomy, The Good Wife, Nashville, American Idol, Hart of Dixie, and Me, Him, Her (2015), among others. Of late, Andrews has been writing and recording with fellow Nashville songwriter Peter Groenwald under the moniker Hush Kids. Their debut self-titled album comes out on September 21st.
Andrews returned to the studio this fall to record her next solo album, due out in 2019.