Torch-folk songstress Jill Zmud launches her debut album at the Black Sheep Inn
Jill Zmud has never robbed a bank. But that hasn’t stopped her from writing about it. She pens and sings songs about bank robberies, late-night rides home in winter, and how a person’s skin can sometimes feel like home. This up-and-coming Ottawa songstress launches her first full-length album entitled “as we quietly drive by” on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Black Sheep Inn at 420 Riverside Drive in Wakefield, Québec.
“Without a doubt, Jill Zmud is the winner of this year’s Black Sheep Favourite New Artist – Female“ – Paul Symes, The Black Sheep Inn
A bit of a late bloomer, Jill began writing and playing music in her early twenties: she alternates between keyboards, acoustic guitar, and a late 1960s Fender Telecaster that belonged to her Uncle Eddy (a member of the band Witness Inc.). Since moving to Ottawa over three years ago, this Saskatchewan native has been featured on CBC Radio, played at Westboro Village’s Westfest and performed with Ana Miura’s Babes for Breasts tour.
Recently, Jill has enjoyed sharing the stage with a number of notable musicians, including Danny Michel, Amelia Curran, Kyrie Kristmanson, and Dave Draves – who is also the producer of her new album, a collection of torch-folk pop gems.
“Not all the songs on this album are about love and romance. But I’d like to think that when people listen to the songs, they might want to abandon the edges of their beds for a warmer place closer to the middle,” says Jill.
To sample tracks from Jill’s haunting and intimate debut album, have a listen at: http://www.jillzmud.com
“It’s not often I’m actually moved to tears at my desk upon the first listen to someone’s MySpace page. That’s the kind of reaction Jill Zmud evokes with her perfect voice” – Amanda Putz, CBC Radio 1
Jill Zmud in the media