Singer/songwriter Jodi King is getting ready to celebrate the release of her much-anticipated new EP, Street Lights. The release party will take place at The Academy on June 12 with some help from opening act, Tele. While you're waiting, click the red button and you can download a free mp3 of "Your Scars" from The Loudspeaker.
King has had a busy year, selling 5000 copies of her acoustic EP and playing over 150 shows across Canada. In November 2008, King spent time in the poverty stricken African nation of Liberia. The trip arose from her involvement with a Canadian, non-profit organization called Lifewater, which employs and trains the people of Liberia to drill wells and build washrooms. Through concert fundraising, King raised enough money to finance the drilling of a well, and was able to see, first hand, the effects of bringing clean water to a country where that is the exception rather than the rule.
King recently got together with Bob Krul of Cornelia Bean to design "Live for you" Tea. Proceeds from its sales will go to Lifewater and be used for drilling wells in Liberia. On June 9, King will launch the new tea blend alongside Street Lights, at a private event at Soul Shoes and Accessories on Lilac.