As is tradition on such an occasion, local singer-songwriter Jamie Rumley is holding a show to celebrate the release of her first proper LP, What Are You Waiting For?
What breaks tradition here is the option for fans to watch the show from the comfort of their own home.
Rumley’s unique blend of Motown R&B, Nashville Americana and Aussie rock will not only be performed live from the West End Cultural Centre, but also streamed live via her website – http://www.jamierumley.com.
The West St. Paul-born Rumley has been on the local scene for nearly a decade, with two EPs and an audio engineering program under her belt. This gives the artist a leg up, allowing her to write, record and produce her own material.
As stated in her bio, the songs in her canon seem to “recall a mishmash of acts from yesteryear”, creating a sense of nostalgia.
The combination of her genre-bending tunes and the idea of experiencing a live show without getting beer spilled on your shoes are just a few of the things that set Rumley apart from the rest.
Check out Rumley’s CD release party with special guests Callida and Feed the Birds at the WECC on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door and are available through any of the artists, Into the Music, Planet of Sound and the WECC.
– Kaeleigh Ayre