Tunes @ Noon Presents: Jessica Campbell
On Wednesday, Jessica Campbell graced the loft stage of the Lane University Center for the last Tunes @ Noon, hosted by Frostburg State University’s UPC. With the release of her third studio album, Campbell exhibits powerful vocals and unique songwriting abilities.
Campbell released her first EP, “Put the Stars Back,” in February of 2009 and quickly gained momentum from there. She went on to release “The Anchor & the Sail” on April 30, 2013. Hailing from Nashville, Campbell has the ability to mix genres; she blends musical influences like pop, folk and just a hint of southern twang. According to her official website, you have probably heard some of her work before. Her songs have been mentioned in various TV promos for hit shows like “Ugly Betty,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Melissa and Tye” and “Tough Love: New Orleans.”
Campbell recently released her third album, “III,” on October 7, 2014. This album was produced by Carson Cooley, who has produced for artists like Ingrid Michaelson and Katie Herzig. Campbell’s third studio album was a mature exit from her previous two albums. “III” felt very personal, with Campbell reflecting on past loves and heartbreak as well as her newfound happiness in her marriage and family. During her brief performance at FSU, Campbell shared with the audience some of her new material, starting off with the first track on the newly released album, “Brighter Days.” Campbell then shared with the audience some older material from “Anchor & the Sail,” including “Time” and “Sunnyside.”
She sang with conviction, telling the audience that these were some of her favorite songs to perform. Next, Campbell sang “Brighter Days” and “Falling Falling” while also demonstrating her notable guitar skills. Campbell also did a sweet rendition of Sam Smith’s “Stay with me,” again exhibiting her commanding vocal range. On Jan. 17, Campbell will perform in Andrews, N.C. at the Valley Town Cultural Arts Center. For more information on Jessica Campbell, please visit http://jessicacampbellmusic.com/about/