Jade Bird releases new Documentary

Jade Bird releases new ROA directed Mini Documentary 'Something American'.
Jade Bird 'Something American' Doc

Something American is the new mini-documentary from rising singer and songwriter Jade Bird. The Austin Roa-directed (Robert DeLong, Oberhofer) documentary follows Jade on tour from Austin, TX to Indio, California this past April, supporting her 2017 debut EP of the same name. The footage takes a look behind the scenes and shines a light on Jade’s personality, while showcasing live performances and life on the road.

Of the film, Jade explains “Usually the hardest part of a journey is the beginning, but I have felt so lucky to meet so many people on this trip, who love music just as much as I do. Thanks to Austin Roa, you guys can join me in my fits of accents, new discoveries and of course hilarious put-together-in-the-dark outfit decisions. Here’s Somewhere American—the video diary.” Additionally, Jade has confirmed new shows with Brandi Carlile this August. The dates lead into Jade’s first official headlining tour this fall, which will include stops at Los Angeles’ Troubadour, New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.

Born in Hexham, U.K., Jade’s early life was spent mainly in flight as an “army brat.” One of life’s few constants proved to be the influence of strong working women. At first via her mother and grandmother, who largely raised her, but later the female role models within the musical subcultures Jade become obsessed with: from empowering country heroines like Loretta Lynn to iconic alternative songwriters like Patti Smith; Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill was a similar early touchstone. Jade spoke with Noisey about the influence of these and other women on her music.

JADE BIRD LIVE

August 21—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theatre*
August 22—Saratoga, CA—Mountain Winery*
August 24—Jacksonville, OR—Britt Festival Fairgrounds*
August 25—Bend, OR—Les Schwab Amphitheater*
August 31—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge
August 31-September 2—Seattle, WA—Bumbershoot Festival
September 1—Vancouver, BC—Biltmore Cabaret
September 6—San Francisco, CA—The Chapel
September 7—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour
September 8—San Diego, CA—Casbah
September 9—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar
September 12—Salt Lake City, UT—Kilby Court
September 14-16—Denver, CO—Grandoozy
September 18—Dallas, TX—Club Dada
September 19—Austin, TX—Antone’s Nightclub
September 20—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
September 22-23—Franklin, TN—Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
September 26—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom
September 27—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
September 28—Washington, DC—Rock & Roll Hotel
September 29—Philadelphia, PA—The Foundry at The Fillmore
October 2—Toronto, ON—The Horseshoe Tavern
October 6—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Café
October 7—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall
*with Brandi Carlile