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Expressions plays host to Jen Hajj

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By Contributor
January 15th, 2013

Singer-songwriter Jen Hajj is on tour from San Diego, California and will be making a stop in Nelson on Wednesday, January 23 at Expressions, 554 Ward Street (the old Express Newspaper office). 

Hajj writes uplifting and intimate folk music, inspired by nature.

Hajj is a classically trained musician who decided to expand her horizons, learning bluegrass and folk style at festivals, camps and jam sessions.  Prior to going pro, she earned her bread and butter as biologist.

Birds and nature creep into her music on a regular basis.  In fact, her award winning song, “Raptor Bird” is about the ecology of birds of prey.

“Jen’s self-penned songs explore her own qualities as a human being in optimistic and uplifting language that’s as often inspirational as it is whimsical,” said David Kidman of Folk and Roots.

“Jen can be heard to possess much of the folksy charm of early Judy Collins, and on occasion even sounds quite like her. On the other hand, the stronger, more feisty songs evoke the incantatory delivery of Buffy Sainte-Marie.”

To find out more about Hajj or listen to her music, visit: www.jenhajj.com

Expressions is a new performance space in downtown Nelson, presenting the best of Folk, Jazz and acoustic music in an intimate 50-seat venue.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door or in advance by calling 250-354-3910.

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