Acoustic set scheduled for Sunday, September 15 @ 8 p.m.
Following the mid-August release of album “Extraordinary Woman,” Erica Jacob will showcase songs from her debut collection in a live performance at New York City’s Hourglass Tavern, on Sunday September 15 at 8 p.m.
Accompanied by piano, guitar and percussion, the acoustic set affirms Jacob’s god-given talent as a vocalist, sans the appreciable abundance of pop, R&B and dance production that pervades the recorded version of “Extraordinary Woman,” which music journalist Chuck Taylor deemed “a joyous pageant of sing-along anthems, offering musical mastery akin to the 100-watt persona of Jennifer Hudson, and the vocal chops of Alicia Keys.”
Released on New York-based indie label Young Pals Music—and available on all download websites and as a physical CD—“Extraordinary Woman” was launched at a standing room only celebration August 13 at Manhattan’s Penny Farthing in the East Village, where Jacob performed five songs from the album to the roaring approval of a fervent crowd of 150+.
This second stop during Jacob’s promotional campaign is set in an intimate venue that draws a consistent crowd of Broadway actors, singers and musicians, vying for the opportunity to perform their own wares in a venue that is consummate New York City. Hourglass Tavern is located at 374 West 46th Street, right by Ninth Avenue.
Erica Jacob’s “Extraordinary Woman” was produced by Ayhan Sahin, who has worked with Olivia Newton-John, Sandra Bernhard, Chaka Khan, numerous “American Idol” alumni and countless burgeoning acts—while his Young Pals Music has released more than 18 full-length albums since its founding in 2008. Sahin wrote all songs on the album, with collaborators Jerri Bokeno, Tara Bahna James, Dennis DelGaudio, Bernadette O’Reilly, and with Jacob contributing lyrics for three tracks.
First single, the uptempo sing-along anthem “Run,” offers an accompanying music video directed by Christopher Holmes, shot on location in Long Island City’s famed 5 Pointz, the world’s premiere outdoor “graffiti Mecca.” Other highlights include album opener “Kryptonite,” which features Phil Collins’ familiar percussive hook from Frida’s 1983 hit “I Know There’s Something Going On,” nimble frolic “Look What You’ve Done To Me” and beautiful brooding ballad “Falling.” The set’s title track offers the ultimate acclamation of an “Extraordinary Woman” as a dancefloor paean to strength and inner beauty, with Jacob proclaiming, “There’s more to me than meets the eye/Don’t stop at the what, babe, go for the why.”
The singer/songwriter was raised in Houston, singing in church, and cherishing the gospel & blues of Ella Fitzgerald, along with the diverse talents of Judy Garland, Fiona Apple and Jeff Buckley. Eight years ago, she relocated to New York City, and was immediately cast in a number of Off-Broadway musicals. As a member of Actors’ Equity, she also serves as Executive Producer for theater company/artist collective Purple Threads Ensemble.
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Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc.