Jill Knight
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Jill Knight

Cambria, California, United States | INDIE

Cambria, California, United States | INDIE
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter




"Performing Songwriter Magazine"

For a lesson in soul skip over to "Don't Make Me Cry" and listen as the song does a slow build from quiet acoustic ballad to an aching, pop powehouse. It's hard to say which is better-the song or the way Jill Knight sings it.
Whether it's the folk-rock sound of "She Blows Away" or the subdued jazz styling of "Rain," Knight hits the mark everytime. Styles change at a head spinning pace but Knight's flawless vocals and highly focused songwriting skills remain the constant. "All in a day" is an intimate, guitar/vocal performance so warm and clear you'd think you're sitting next to Knight in the studio.
Future Perfect, with it's many stylistic diversions, is like dailing up and down the radio and only hearing good songs. Now that's present perfect. - Neil Fagan

"Dirty Linen Magazine"

Few songwriters seem to have the self-assurance that this California, singer-songwriter possesses.
Whether it's the funky opening track "Jean," the jazzy "Rain," the rocking "All Good Girls," or the acoustic "Eyes Wide Open," Knight approached her music with unadorned intensity. Her songs pack an emotional punch, rich in the details of everyday experience. The arrangements are highly polished but never slick. She uses her back up musicians most effectively, supplementing the bass/electric guitar/ drums with cello, slide guitar and keyboards as needed. On a couple of tracks, it's just her voice, acoustic guitar and bass. And it's a testament to her talent that both styles work equally as well. This is first rate, high quality music. - Jim Lee


1995-Rough Cuts
1998-Future Perfect
2001-Imaginary Line
2005-Laughing in the Painted Sky (live)
2008- Rare October
2012..in progress



Soulful rootsy folk rock. Knight’s sound is unmistakable. India Arie quoted, “I love good voices and when I heard Jill sing, it stopped me in my tracks.” She later asked Knight to be her opening act.
A finalist at the Telluride Troubadour competition, a finalist at the National Academy of Songwriters “songwriter of the year” competition, a finalist in Billboard magazines, “best unsigned band” contest, a finalist in the Acoustic live song competiton, a regional best seller in Album Network magazine for her album Future Perfect, and voted as one of the best DIY albums in Performing Songwriter Magazine.
Jill has toured and shared stages with India Arie, Shawn Colvin, David Wilcox, Michael Hedges, Phoebe Snow, Richard Thompson, Little Feat, The Doobie Brothers, David Lindley, Chris Isaac, Laura Nero, John Prine, Los Lobos, Delbert Mclinton, The Tubes, Bare Naked Ladies...
check out jillknight.com for more information and music.