Jillian Rae – “Heartbeat” & Album Release Show
Local violinist and Music Lab co-founder Jillian Rae draws on a wide array of genres in her music – country, folk, blues and even allegedly, polka. In her single “Heartbeat” the influences that come across loudest and clearest are country and pop. “Heartbeat” is an unabashedly hooky toe-tapper. It’s also an artfully constructed song – most notably due to Rae’s deftly played violin that sounds primarily bluegrassy but also dips unexpectedly into an Eastern European-influenced sound as well. There is also a nice bit or organ, guitar, and drums (not to mention Rae’s pretty vocals) to round out the tune’s depth. Rae will be performing “Heartbeat” as well as other selections from her debut solo record (also called Heartbeat) this Saturday at the Cedar Cultural Center, with the Honeydogs and Gallupstar in support.