Jennifer Knapp’s beautifully intimate new album Set Me Free puts her uncommon honesty front and center, solidifying her return to a music career set on her own terms. Set Me Free, coming October 14 on Righteous Babe Records, is Knapp’s second mainstream folk rock release after she left her Grammy-nominated Contemporary Christian Music career behind, returning seven years later with the refreshingly straightforward Letting Go in 2010. While her transition away from Christian music and public coming out as a lesbian have made her a lightning rod for controversy, Set Me Free is an album full not of anger but of love, with intimate arrangements providing the backdrop for stories of romance, friendship, and faith. Coinciding with the release of her candid memoir Facing the Music: My Story on Howard Books/Simon and Schuster, this refreshing new album once again demonstrates Jennifer’s uncompromising willingness to be open in the spotlight.
Set Me Free focuses on how we interact with one another, how we affect others and how other people, places or life events affect us, shaping us into who we are and how we hope to be heard and understood. “Much of this record centers around intimate conversations between two people,” explains Knapp. “Some songs are between lovers, others friends and some who are going separate ways. Each song is a moment of some pivotal point of declaration or need for understanding from one person or one idea to another.”
Since coming out as a lesbian — a noteworthy story that made her the featured interview subject of an episode of Larry King Live — Jennifer’s poised willingness to speak on behalf of LGBT people of faith has created a new role for her as one of their foremost advocates. In 2011, she launched the Inside Out Faith series to engage this social justice dialogue. At these presentations, conducted mainly in churches and universities, Jennifer weaves her narrative with her music while sharing candid revelations of her experiences as a gay person of faith. Her memoir Facing the Music furthers the conversation about the importance believing in one’s own story, whatever that may be.
American Songwriter premiered “Love Comes Back Around,” the title track from Jennifer Knapp’s album coming June 23. Listen here!Read More »
Elmore Magazine premiered “New Day,” the first single from Jennifer Knapp’s new album Love Comes Back Around. Listen here!Read More »
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|07/06/17||Dallas, TX||Poor David’s Pub||United States|
|Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $30 VIP. Address: 1313 S Lamar St. Buy Tickets|
|07/07/17||Austin, TX||Cactus Cafe||United States|
|Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2247 Guadalupe St. Buy Tickets|
|07/14/17||Carrboro, NC||Cat’s Cradle – Back Room||United States|
|Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 300 E Main St. Buy Tickets|
|07/15/17||Hot Springs, NC||Wild Goose Festival||United States|
|Address: 314 Bridge St. Buy Tickets|
|08/05/17||Livonia, MI||Trinity House Theatre||United States|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $17 members, $20 general. Address: 38840 West Six Mile. Buy Tickets|
|08/09/17||Cleveland, OH, OH||Beachland Tavern||United States|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 15711 Waterloo Road. Buy Tickets|
|08/10/17||Spring Lake, MI||Seven Steps Up||United States|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $25 seats, $35 table seats. Address: 116 S. Jackson Street. Buy Tickets|
|08/11/17||Three Oaks, MI||Acorn Theater||United States|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20.00 student/member, $25.00 premium. Address: 107 Generations Drive. Buy Tickets|
|08/12/17||Pittsburgh, PA||Club Cafe||United States|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Address: 56-58 South 12th Street. Buy Tickets|