On Saturday mornings in a small bedroom in East Tennessee, ten-year-old Jill Andrews would slide Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation into her tape deck, jump up onto the bed, knot her t- shirt at the waist, and start jamming. She sang in front of the mirror, played all the invisible instruments, and wondered over and over about a future that would take her beyond the checkerboard lawns and fresh blacktop of the suburbs. She wasn’t left wondering for long. Just a few years later, Andrews was on tour, singing, writing, and playing with one the nation’s fastest rising Americana groups.
From her years in the Everybodyfields, to her critically acclaimed solo career, to her latest collaboration, Hush Kids, which she co-founded with Nashville songwriter and producer, Peter Groenwald, Andrews has delivered irresistibly melodic, genre-bending music for nearly two decades. Anchored by frank songwriting but continuously and unapologetically evolving, Andrews’ tape deck currently hosts a range of influences from Joni Mitchell to Diana Ross to Wilco to contemporaries, Brandi Carlile and Phoebe Bridgers. The result is bold, infectious, introspective music that has served as the backdrop to some of America’s most beloved television series including Grey’s Anatomy, This Is Us, Nashville, and Wynnona Earp, to which she composed the theme.
“Her voice [is] one of the most pristine in the game…Any which way it’s packaged, there’s a steady tenderness to everything Andrews does.” – Folk Alley
“Expertly crafted songs…subtle hooks and gently layered instrumentation that recall the better aspects of the 70s Laurel Canyon scene.” – American Songwriter
“Andrews’ melodies are sweet and easy to digest even when the subject matter is anything but.” – No Depression
“It’s nearly impossible to not nod along to Andrews’ ballads, feeling oddly close to her and to yourself.” – Paste Magazine