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Jess Knights’ ‘Best Kind of Light’ captures personal heartbreak and soul


Last year Calgary singer Jess Knights went to Toronto to record her debut album with in-demand musician and producer Joshua Van Tassel. Just as she was gearing up for its release this spring, the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into her plans.

Five months after the release of Best Kind of Light, Jess is returning to the stage for the first time since March to celebrate the album.

CKUA’s Lisa Wilton spoke with Jess about sharing personal heartbreak with listeners, how releasing an album helped her deal with pandemic stress, and what it means to be able to perform again.

Jess is performing Friday night at the Ironwood Stage in Calgary. The show is sold out, but you can add your name to a waiting list by calling the Ironwood at 403-269-5581.