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Posted: October 7, 2020

J.J. Shiplett performing two shows Oct. 21

Key City Theatre and Western Financial Group are proud to present JJ Shiplett for two shows only Wednesday, October 21.

JJ Shiplett performing on Canada Day 2017 in Cranbrook. e-KNOW file photo

Seating is limited to 50 persons for the 60 minute performances at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.  JJ’s raw talent will shine in the beautiful Royal Alexandra Hall where you will be seated at tables with your party in a socially distant cabaret style setting.

Calling JJ Shiplett a force of nature might be considered a hyperbole to those who haven’t heard the singer perform live, but for anyone that has, it fits the bill just right. Few musicians can capture a person’s attention by way of song as effortlessly and honestly the way he does.

Having a rare ability to connect with audiences using his affecting and vast vocal range, the singer first made his mark on the national music scene in 2017 with his CCMA-nominated debut album, ‘Something to Believe In.’ The roots singer returned with a CCMA-nominated sophomore record in March 2020, ‘Fingers Crossed,’ an album which further showcases his ability to captivate through contemplative songwriting.

Rather than simply “evolving” as an artist since gaining national recognition and plenty of accolades with his first album, Shiplett consciously and passionately forged his own path musically with ‘Fingers Crossed.’ He spent a year pouring over every detail of the record, writing and arranging, playing many of the instruments, as well as a large portion of the engineering/producing in his home studio – the singer is more immersed in his craft than ever before.

Now, Shiplett will release a stripped-down mirror version of his sophomore album, called ‘Crossed Fingers.’ Returning are Shiplett’s signature raspy sound and beautiful melodies, but what’s new is a sense of freedom and independence heard both in JJ’s lyrics and composition. This special Crossed Fingers Edition, which features the bonus track, ‘Bluejay Highway,’ highlights JJ’s unique voice and songwriting sensibilities in a way that will leave the listener wanting more.

One part enigma, one part lover, one part creative… JJ Shiplett is many things, but as a musician, the singer is greater than the sum of these parts and always leaves a lasting impression.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience JJ Shiplett at the Royal Alexandra Hall on Wednesday, October 21

Tickets are $35 Regular | $29 Big Ticket Member | $25 Big Ticket Plus Member. Tickets are available at the Key City Theatre Box Office 250-426-7006 and Online at www.keycitytheatre.com

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