The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Doors at 7 p.m. | Show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 (Free for U of M students and faculty with university ID)
Presented by Blue Tom Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts.
In this new series, Alexis Jade will host Memphis songwriters to discuss their creative choices and share the stories behind their music. This exclusive listening room will get a sneak peek of Alexis Jade’s debut EP “With Love, Alexis Jade” which will be released on November 18 on all streaming platforms.
This series will serve to uplift the local songwriting community and support young songwriters in an educational environment. Special guests Kelsey Taylor and Rachel Maxann will join Alexis in the first songwriter round at The Green Room at Crosstown Arts, November 13 at 8 p.m. The three talented artists will share their craft and take part in a Q&A with the attendees. Join us on this special night to uplift the songwriting community and get a sneak peek of “With Love, Alexis Jade.”
About Alexis Jade:
Alexis Jade, simply put, is an old soul with a new sound. Her relationship with music was cultivated with her grandmother as they sang together on the front porch. During Alexis’s freshman year of college, she began to seriously pursue a career in music. In the fall of 2021, Alexis signed to Blue Tom Entertainment at the University of Memphis to release her first solo single, “Return to Sender.”
Following its success, Alexis recorded and self-produced her debut EP at Easley & McCain, a local Memphis studio. Alexis remembers the unwavering, fearless trailblazers who carved a path for women in country music while bringing a new sound to the time old tales of heartbreak and loss.
Alexis Jade’s debut EP, “With Love, Alexis Jade” will be out on all platforms Friday, November 18.
About Rachel Maxann:
Rachel Maxann is a diverse vocalist hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. Rachel has had the pleasure of being able to move to different areas in the world and perform. Each new space has allowed her to grow in a new way while experimenting with different styles in every location. Rachel’s genre is self-described as Post-Modern Folk and Vintage Indie-Rock with a dash of blues and soul.
Rachel’s musical accomplishments range from performing alongside Valerie June on her Moon and Stars Tour, to performing at festivals around the country. You can follow Rachel Maxann at www.rachelmaxann.com, and on social media under Rachel Maxann Music.
About Kelsey Taylor:
Memphis-based singer/songwriter, Kelsey Taylor, has been refining her original musical style for the last three years. Growing up as a classical pianist, she developed an appreciation for the intricacy and beauty of music at an early age; she began writing in 2019, and has since released an EP (Silencer, 2020), three more singles, and her debut full-length album (The Frost, 2021). Her music is steeped in poetry and storytelling, and she strives to create music that listeners can hear themselves in.
Pulling influence from folk, rock, indie, and classical genres, Kelsey’s music stands firmly in a captivating blend of styles. Her songs are deeply, thoughtfully crafted, and her voice is rooted in artful intentionality.
Kelsey’s debut full-length album, “The Frost”, is out everywhere now.