Jennifer Knapp – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – June 4th, 2017

Jennifer Knapp

Jennifer Knapp

Isabella Rose

Sun · June 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$15 + Fees

Jennifer Knapp
Jennifer Knapp
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.
Isabella Rose
Isabella Englert is a sophomore at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and is enrolled in their Creative American Music program. She has been studying piano since she was four, and began to casually play the guitar in eighth grade, which eventually lead to singing and writing music in her freshman year of high school. After her sophomore year she was 1 of 22 students from across the country accepted into the competitive Grammy Camp program. It was here that she realized music was her passion. Since then she has enjoyed performing at various different well-known venues such as The Bitter End and The Stephen Talkhouse to name a few.

Influenced by folk, singer/songwriters her songs are a mixture of deep emotional content, driven by haunting harmonies as well as uplifting, sweet feel-good songs. Her main focus in her music is to bring out the happiest and saddest of emotions in whoever is listening. Her songs are meant to be a personal journey, different for everyone who listens. Isabella recorded her first EP of original songs entitled “Closer to Roses,” which is now available on iTunes, CD Baby, and the Facebook Music Store.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/