Jetty Rae

Jetty Rae

 
SoloCountrySinger/Songwriter

Songwriter, folk-old-soul, lyricist, pop, country
I was born tired, I'm worn through, been spread too thin and I don't want to choose
To grip life like a rope thats slipping through my hands, all these violent seas all these shifting sands
Are bringing me around, a newborn brought to life, being born in a cage makes you doubt that you can fly
I will fly away, into some glorious light, forget my yesterdays
I was born to rise all I see is ground around me I'm ready for the skies

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Biography

Career Highlights:

-Shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert, and the Courtyard Hounds at Lilith Fair 2010.
-Sings Truvia's television jingles.
-Showcased at the 2011 NACA Northern Plains Conference.
-Performed at DTE Energy Center, The Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York, the opening of JetBlue's JFK terminal, Grand Traverse Opera House, and "Top of the Park" as part of Ann Arbor's Summer Festival.

-Songs licensed to commercials for companies like Petco and Microsoft Office

-Opened for Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Joey + Rory, Jay Buchanan, Juana Molina, and more.

Schedule: http://artistdata.com/jetty-rae/shows

Music Video: http://bit.ly/ikPEiY

Biography:

Jetty Rae is a singer and songwriter originally from Northern Michigan and has been singing, touring, and recording since 2004.

She released her first full-length album "Blackberries" in 2007, November 2009 saw the release of her first EP entitled "Nobody", in July 2011 she released a lullaby album entitled "La La Lu and the Lazy Moon", and in February 2012 her album "Drowning in Grain" was released. Slowly but surely Jetty Rae's voice has begun to make ripples in the congested but exciting independent music scene.

Jetty has garnered the attention of such entities as JetBlue when she played at opening of their new Terminal at JFK International Airport. MTV.com interviewed Jetty for their 'Needle In The Haystack' series, and her song 'I Love You,' was selected for a free download of the week and featured on their up-and-coming artist blog. You can also hear Jetty’s voice singing Truvia’s jingles on their 2012 television commercials.
Jetty Rae shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert, and Courtyard Hounds at Lilith Fair in Detroit where she was handpicked by Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride as the featured local artist.

Jetty's highly anticipated album "Drowning in Grain" was produced and recorded entirely by Jetty. She was inspired to take audio recording classes after becoming dissatisfied with her lack of control in her previous projects. She was inspired by the do-it yourself-ness by the likes of Imogen Heap, and Aimee Mann.

Her influences include Jennifer Knapp, Brandi Carlile, Cat Power, Ray LaMontagne, Lauryn Hill, Patty Griffin, and many more. If you've been to a Jetty Rae show you can agree to the fact that song writing is her true forte, but how she marries her words to her voice and melodies is a thing to see. She has power, and restraint in her voice, the ability to pull at your heartstrings delicately like in 'Blink of an Eye.' On the other hand she also possesses the power to awaken a passion, a fight in all of us when she really belts it. Her hopes are to eventually start a label for independent artists like herself that will empower artists to start where they are. She is hoping to give them the tools, studio time, experience, and resources they need to succeed in making great art.

Her aims are not to become a millionaire, or well-known, but rather to evoke a change that is much more powerful than herself. 'It doesn't matter if I am playing for ten people, or a thousand people, it's that one person who is touched, that one person who doesn't feel alone anymore. That's the power of music' and that's why I do this.'

Lyrics

Bad Apples

Written By: Jetty Rae

All these bad apples
Falling of all these trees
I wish that they were lemons
So I'd have something to squeeze

The bad thing about apples
Is that they have seeds
To make more bad apples
To make more bad apple trees

Oh I picked you 'cause you looked good to eat
But you left me bitter, definitely not sweet
'Cause you, you've done an evil thing
Yes you've gone and you've poisoned me
You, led me to believe
That the fruit, the fruit was good on your tree
But all it ever did was make me feel guilty

Oh I don't care if you bake it or you spice it
You slice it or you dice it
I don't care about your leaves
Your fruit is bad anybody can see
I don't care about those things
You'll never give me what I need

Oh I picked you 'cause you looked good to eat
But you left me bitter, definitely not sweet
'Cause you, you've done an evil thing
Yes you've gone and you've poisoned me
You, led me to believe
That the fruit, the fruit was good on your tree
But all it ever did was make me feel guilty

It's true that the apple does not fall far from the tree
I just wish that your bad apple hadn't fallen in front of me

Blink of an Eye

Written By: Jetty Rae

The sunflowers
They lined her way that day
And smiled at the sky
As the birds flew on their way

Her hair of gold
Was a golden crown
To match the petals found
Now little girl
Lifeless child
Lay on the ground

In the blink, blink, blink of an eye
In the blink, blink, blink of an eye
Oh your soul passes by
In the blink, blink, blink of an eye

Fifty-one years is just never quite enough
Fifty-one years to walk to crawl, and yes to fall
Fifty-one years with fifty-one tears, and fifty-one fears
Then one day that beeping heart it don't beep no more

In the still, still, still of the night
In the still, still, still of the night
Towards the tunnel of light
In the still, still, still of the night

Hate to be the bearer of the inevitable
But we all must go
Yes we all will go
Yes we all will go
In the day or the night
In the dark or the light

In the blink, blink, blink of an eye
In the blink, blink, blink of an eye
Oh your soul passes by
In the blink, blink, blink of an eye

In the still, still, still of the night
In the still, still, still of the night
Towards the tunnel of light
In the still, still, still of the night

Are you ready to die?
In the blink, blink, blink of the night

Am I ready to die?
In the still, still, still of the night

Forget Me Not

Written By: Jetty Rae

I stand in a field with both hands raised
I need to feel some love and catch some grace
I sing in the day at the top of my lungs
Hoping you'll hear an echo of my love

My soul has gotten dirty from the world
They tried to tell me that I wasn't your little girl
Like a pearl at the bottom of the sea
Is the treasure that I've found in you and me

Oh hear me now, Oh forget me not

I stand in the distance but you still call my name
I'm happier with a silhouette I say
The closer you get the more that you will see
Oh I've got to try and hide my mess all my ugly

I stand before you naked
I can't lie or try to cover who I am
The skin that was broke touches my hand
You said you love me more than all the grains of sand

Oh hear me now, forget me not

I'm nailed beside you on the cross
You said you had to save what was lost
Well I'm lost and in need of some saving
Then you looked at me and said you'll see me in heaven

Oh I'll stand before you one day
Will you look at my soul and say
I knew you and we walked as one
Or depart from me you stranger and unknown one

I Love You

Written By: Jetty Rae

We built a fire you and me
Built with the stick of desire
And the flame of eternity
You kept me warm many winters untold
But come summer I run from the fire and your side
Ran to the hills with my stubbornness and my pride

Is this who you really want to be?
You said to me
Who's shoes are you still trying to fit in?
Who's battles are you still trying to win?
What crosses are you still carrying?
What burdens are you still burying?
Oh my soul is so tired of feeling uninspired
You've got to light the fire
Then you say, you say

I love you, I love you

Though that I'd be nobler but apparently
that's just no me
Thought that I'd be braver, but apparently
I can't see what's in front of me

The road before me is laden with sorrows and mistakes that I've made
And I can't look into the mirror today

Then you say, you say
I love you, I love you

Little Girl

Written By: Jetty Rae

Little girl you're brilliant like a pearl
Iridescently beautiful
And all the lines keep you outside
But you were meant to live
Outside of their walls

Little girl beware of the world
They'll tell you lies, all of the time
But there only lies, so dry your eyes

Little girl you're beautiful like a secret world
Full of waterfalls and rainbows
But all the sticks and stones
Won't leave you alone
They make you feel so ugly
But you're not, just trust me

Little girl your song is like the rain
Washes everything, nothing's ever the same
But everyone tries to steal your song
Playing parts and notes, that don't belong
This, is your song

Little girl your eyes are like the spring
When flowers bloom, and bluebirds sing
But they took your heart,and they took your soul
But you were begging for, a little control
Where, is my soul?

This little girl she was made to sing
Of all her hopes, and all her dreams
Please don't, cut her wings

Promise

Written By: Jetty Rae

I’m tying myself to the helm it’s true
I’d rather be six feet down, before I’d turn around
And abandon you

I’m chaining my soul to your feet
Where you go, I’ll go too you’ll see I’m yours for keeps

I’m knitting my fibers to your being
We are one in the same, you’re all I’ve ever needed

I’m a wretch, without your love
I am needy
And I was naked, until you wrapped me
In your banner of love

We’re sailing the seven seas together
Come hell or high water if we live or if we perish
It’s forever

We’ll climb our highest mountain and stand in wonder
Our love will manifest in a powerful symphony of thunder

We’re wrapped in a promise a banner of love
We swore an oath, built a house, we share the same blood

I am sheltered
I am healed
I am clothed, inside your banner of love

Nice Ones

Written By: Jetty Rae

Behind their smiles
Are tiny little crocodiles
Waiting to do, do, do me in

Beware of those
Who only can speak so sweet
Their words are like honey true
Dripping with bees

Your words are like
Windows without any screens
I will fall fall fall to my death
No one will ever hear me scream
Your kindness is obscene

Never trust the nice ones, ohhhhh

Everything can’t always be
As nice as you’d like to believe
We’re not all actors here
And this is not your TV screen

So why am I forced to stand
Behind this green screen
And pretend that I do not see
The monster coming for me

I know that sounds so silly
So crazy, so crazy of me
But my imagination can’t help
But make you a little more scary
Than you ought to be, than you ought to be to me

Never trust the nice ones, ohhhhh

I have known lots of people like you in my life
I say good grief to you all I don’t like any sugar with my spice
Oh I’m so gracious, more than I really should be
More gracious than any body's ever been to me

Never trust the nice ones, ohhhhh

In Love

Written By: Jetty Rae

What if I told you my heart was black, blacker than black
Showed you all my dirty laundry in a neat and filthy stack
Would you wash my clothes in your river divine
Then set my shame free and hang them out to dry on salvation's line
Would you, would you?

I’ve been called a lot of things, but never have I been pure
Love has always come with dirty deeds, and my heart has always longed for more
I’m pulling back these darkened shades, treading these bleak streets no more

Cuz when the sun shines on me, for the first time
I feel alive, ohhhh

Said I never felt like this before
But now I feel it, I’m so sure
I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love
I’m in love, love with you

What you have done for me I will try to repay
There is no payment for freedom in full and bleeding out this soul of pain
What kind of lover covers me up, when I am laying in shame?
Oh I’ve got myself, I’ve only ever had myself to blame, oh I blame

Cuz when the sun shines on me, for the first time
I feel alive, ohhhh

Said I never felt like this before
But now I feel it, I’m so sure
I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love
I’m in love, love with you

Alien

Written By: Jetty Rae

Step to the left, step to the right
You’ve been marching to their beat
Your whole life well it’s time for you
To step on out of line

Pushing the grain, drowning in grain
You weren’t set apart to be the same
You’re not the same no, no
Why you blending in so well?

Act like your dead, oh act like your dead
You’ll all fit in if you act like your dead
The only problem is you’re not dead your alive

Oh I don’t want to be a culture kid, I just want to be an alien

Sleep with us, drink with us
The whole world is yours in a blanket of lust
Well it’s time for you, to burn the blanket
Burn the trust

Dress like us, obsess like us
Come on everybody’s so obsessed with us but your not
Why don’t you fit inside our molds?

We only mean well, we only mean well
The whole bloody world only means well
Well you can’t well mean yourself to heaven
But you can well mean yourself to hell

Oh I don’t want to be a culture kid, I just want to be an alien

Step to the left, step to the right
You’ve been marching to their beat
Your whole life well its time for you
To step on out of line

Yarn

Written By: Jetty Rae

I’ve wound me up like yarn in a ball
But I’m coming unraveled half can never be full
I believed in me, myself and I
A healthy dose of self reliance I don’t need anyone by my side

That’s a lie, a lie

I’ve locked me up a stubborn jailer in a cell
But I’m brave enough to never ever, call for help
When stones are thrown I want to throw them back
I never want to be the bigger man, I never pass the test

But I try, I try

I wound myself with your imaginary words
Convince my ears and heart they’re sure of what
They’ve never even heard
Maintaining space and my sense of dignity have kept me
Far away from the arms of real transparency

Forgive me, Forgive

I cut me down, by breaking my own hand
I criticize your lack of grace, I criticize all I can
Wanting to change everyone but myself
Oh I’m running a dizzying race I can’t change anyone else
But myself

But myself, myself

Off The Grid

Written By: Jetty Rae

Darling we’re like fireflies stuck inside of this jar Watching life slowly put out this fire in our hearts We’ve got to escape, we’ve got to get free
Or this glass jar’s gonna get the best of you and me It’s no wonder God put, these wandering souls inside So let’s break our bread, cut our ties
The open road has sent us an invite
We can sell our house
Burn our money
Hit the road just you and me honey
We can make it to Reno by tonight
Change our names, disappear
Make it look like we were never really here We could go off the grid tonight
Cuz fireflies were born to shine
To shine
We’ll leave town with nothing but the clothes on our backs
We need all our stuff and our things like we need a good heart attack Cuz all of our things they tell us what to do
We gotta mow our lawns we gotta pay our dues
But what about love, doesn’t that require any maintenance too
Oh we got love, but if it ain’t enough well honey we’ll make do
We can sell our house
Burn our money
Hit the road just you and me honey
We can make it to Reno by tonight
Change our names, disappear
Make it look like we were never really here We could go off the grid tonight
Drive into the great unknown
With nothing but our hopes tied to these soles Honey we could take that dive
We can sell our house
Burn our money
Hit the road just you and me honey
We can make it to Reno by tonight
Change our names, disappear
Make it look like we were never really here We could go off the grid tonight
Darling we’re like fireflies Stuck inside of this jar Watching life slowly put out This fire in our hearts

Kerosene

Written By: Brittni Stewart,Jetty Rae

Scratch that itch
God knows it hurts
God knows there are not words God knows they run dry
Send your love
Send it wide
Cuz I don’t know
If I can go another mile
Flickering
Oh my soul is withering
Your light is shining
But I don’t know if it’s getting in
Oh like kerosene
I burn like something you never seen I am burning like
Kerosene
Did you see?
When I wept in my husband’s arms I just want to see her
I just want my baby girl
Drink it up
this sorrow is a cup
And my soul can’t get enough This poison is rough
Feel the heat
rising in my very bones
This anger is a blanket
And you’re never coming home

Oh like kerosene
I burn like something you never seen I am burning like
Kerosene
There you go
I’ve laid bare my burdens God only knows
If anybody’s heard them
Wind is blowing
Rain is pouring down I’m trying like hell
To not let this fire out
I’m just a wick
Married to your kerosene
Only you know what fuels my fire What keeps me burning
Oh like kerosene
I burn like something you never seen I am burning like
Kerosene

Discography

Blackberries (2008)
1. Won't be here
2. Danielley's Song
3. Restless Sea
4. Gualamina
5. Mad at you
6. Beggar
7. Sunshine
8. Waiting
9. Holes
10. Wings
11. Blessed Child

Nobody EP (2009)
1. Bad Apples
2. Blink of an Eye
3. Forget me not
4. I love you
5. Little Girl

Airplane - Single (2011)

La La Lu and the Lazy Moon (2011)
1. Lazy Moon
2. Airplane
3. Rainy Day
4. 1,000 buttons
5. Puff The Magic Dragon
6. Imagine
7. Michigan
8. By & By

Drowning in Grain (2012)
1. Nice Ones
2. In Love
3. Frayed Ends
4. Alien
5. Favorite Song
6. Yarn
7. Freedom
8. Chocolate Sunrise
9. Movies
10. Promise

Climbing Clouds 2013

  • 1. Off the Grid
  • 2. Climbing Clouds
  • 3. Fallin'
  • 4. Too Big
  • 5. Kerosene
  • 6. Fallin' (Bonus Track)


Set List

ORIGINAL

Sunshine
Gualamina
Seeds
Wine
Counterfeit
Well Yes Dear
Forget Me Not
Blink Of An Eye
Nice Ones
Favorite Song
Little Girl
Freedom
In Love
Wings
Bad Apples
Insults and Tantrums
Chocolate Sunrise
Great Divorce
Beggar

COVERS
All These Things That I've Done (Killers)
The Story (Brandi Carlile)
The Way I am (Ingrid Michaelson)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
Melt My Heart to Stone (Adele)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Landslide (Stevie Nicks)