Singer-songwriter Jess Williamson goes for the gut at El Club

click to enlarge PHOTO PROVIDED BY TOUT PAR TOUT, BY CHANTAL ANDERSON
Photo provided by Tout Par Tout, by Chantal Anderson

"Tell me everything you know about consciousness,” Austin-based singer-songwriter Jess Williamson begs on “I See White,” from her stunning third record Cosmic Wink.

On the record, Williamson gets hung up on time — time spent, time passed, and time left. Williamson embodies the styles of contemporaries like Cat Power and Feist, with hints of Jefferson Airplane’s psychedelic melancholy as demonstrated by the albums closer, “Love on the Piano.” The song charts a dark and sensual confession that perhaps best sums up the allure of Williamson: “Love is my name now,” she croons, “And when I don’t know what a home is, I can turn into your arms.”

Jess Williamson will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at El Club; 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-279-7382; elclubdetroit.com; Tickets are $10.

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