Jennifer Hedstrom

Jennifer Hedstrom

Eric Doucette, Kaia Kalise

Wed. November 8, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 18 and over

$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door.

Jennifer Hedstrom
Jennifer Hedstrom
Raised in the Chicago suburbs, this eclectic artist drew her first influences from the city's diverse music landscape before studying at Illinois State University, where she would take her first steps as a singer-songwriter, and later the graduate music program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jennifer Hedstrom released her first album, Bodies of Water, soon after her move to Madison, WI in 2010. The album was produced by Yoo Soo Kim of Hemmingbirds and recorded in her hometown of Skokie, IL.

Recorded in Fall 2016, Jennifer Hedstrom's latest release Prairie (recorded, mixed, and mastered by Steve Gotcher at Audio for the Arts, with drummer James McKenzie) is an exposed meditation on the jagged ground awaiting us after falling in love and the resuscitating breath of the morning after. These collected songs have earned Jennifer enthusiastic fans in audiences and critics alike in Wisconsin, drawing comparisons to Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell, Sara Bareilles, and The Swell Season's Markéta Irglová. To hear a Jennifer Hedstrom song is to hear a long imprisoned thought that's slipped its shackles and is sprinting for the gate. And you can't help but cheer it on.
Eric Doucette
Eric Doucette
Starting in Orange County, NY, Eric Doucette has been playing in various pop/punk/ska/indie bands since 2002.

Influenced heavily by the cryptic writings of lyricists and poets of the 1990s and onward (ranging from The Weakerthans and Pedro The Lion, to Alkaline Trio and Brand New), these songs are born in the roots of memory and the inner commentary of an ever-changing mind.
Kaia Kalise
KAIA KALISE is a pianist, singer-songwriter and actor, inspired by the personal and the fictional, the primal and poetic. Her music is a harmony of classical piano and impassioned rock. Reviewers have noted being "entranced" by her "upbeat yet contemplative" music & lyrics, comparing her voice to a variety of artists including Sara Bareilles, Paramore, Tori Amos and Fleetwood Mac.

Kaia performs and composes in the Madison, WI area. Acknowledgements include the 2017 Madison Area Music Association award for Classical Song and the 2016 award for Jazz Song, the Top 8 in 105.5 Triple M’s Project M contest, and RAW Madison’s Musician of the Year Semi-Finalist. She has also received awards for her poetry and fiction writing, as well as for her theatrical composition.
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703