Roots, Rhythm, and Soul Tour
8 pm, The Temple Tickets: $10 21+ Jenna Lotti // Harry Jay Smith & The Bling // Roosevelt Dime Jenna Lotti Jenna Lotti is a pop soul singer-songwriter from Boston, MA. Originally writing poetry for self-medication, Lotti began penning open book lyrics at the age of 15. Singing only to herself and close friends eventually […]
June 29, 2017 · 8:00pm
8 pm, The Temple
Jenna Lotti // Harry Jay Smith & The Bling // Roosevelt Dime
Jenna Lotti is a pop soul singer-songwriter from Boston, MA. Originally writing poetry for self-medication, Lotti began penning open book lyrics at the age of 15. Singing only to herself and close friends eventually she was convinced to attend a local open mic in Boston. After nervously singing an original song to an ipod recording she was met with very positive response from the small crowd which led to further musical experimentation.
As her shows grew larger, so did her band and her collection of original songs. In 2013 she created a successful kickstarter campaign which led to the creation of her debut album “Tunnel Vision”. The 9 song LP propelled her career into the next stage showcasing her songwriting and musical capabilities. Tunes such as “Red Line Love” (w/ accompanying music video), “Strangers” and “Medicine” drew wide acclaim by fans and local media.
Jenna received the nod for Limelight Magazine’s 2015 ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ and was nominated for “Female Performer of the Year” in 2016 & 2017 by The New England Music Awards. This recognition was punctuated by invitations to open for national acts such as Hunter Hayes and Buddy Guy as well as a local star, Ruby Rose Fox. Lotti released her sophomore EP, Bad Habits, in October 2016 and has just release her pop driven single, “Beauty Queen”, in April 2017.
“From the opening riff to the closing stab, the new EP “Bad Habits” from Jenna Lotti delivers. The Boston singer/songwriter showcases an evolving maturity in both songwriting and vocals on her second release, and the production is tight throughout. From fun, blues-tinged sass to serious harmonies – reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles – these 5 songs, laced with memorable hooks, serve as a marker Jenna is throwing down to the world: “I am here. You must listen.” And those who do, are in for a treat.” – Matt Reid MIX 104.1
“It’s exciting when a young and gifted singer chooses to record a single that pays tribute to our blues and jazz heritage, yet could still sound at home on a pop radio playlist. Lotti unloosens her soul in “Bad Habits” rather than relying on the studio gimmicks that numb so much of today’s chart-topping music.” – Carter Alan WZLX
Harry Jay and The Bling
Harry Jay and The Bling are a contemporary R&B/ Funk group located in Boston, MA. Originally hailing from the DC area, the group now all attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, starting the band in their first semester. The group has been known to give high-energy live performances, and has played all over the Boston and DC areas. The band has been featured on WEMF radio in Boston, as well as the Berklee Internet Radio Network, and several other radio stations up and down the East Coast
Seamlessly combining the feel good groove of classic Rhythm & Blues with acoustic Americana instrumentation, Roosevelt Dime has crafted an infectious style and sound truly their own. Searingly soulful vocals and blues guitar, piano-inspired banjo, and a rhythm section full of New Orleans swagger form the basis of this high powered quartet. By following the strains of American music back to their roots, they not only combine aspects of different genres, but challenge the notion of these differences at their core.