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Jodi

The Line of Best Fit once said, “Jodi has left us broken, bereft but in awe of a talent that can take a couple of seconds and make it your whole world.” On their debut LP Blue Heron, Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Nick Levine Nick Levine’s self-described “queer country” delivers a series of soft-spoken intimate moments capable of turning your inner world upside down with a whisper. It is a type of gentle yet deeply powerful songwriting for fans of artists like Jason Molina, Mount Eerie, Karen Dalton, Julie Doiron, and Duster.

For Levine, Jodi is tentatively described as an alter-ego, a lens in which they can ask questions, push boundaries and step outside of their inner world. Debut full length Blue Heron captures Levine’s continued search for meaning; a search where a couple of chance encounters with a bird—a great blue heron— taught them to embrace the fortuity of creative expression and surrender to its symbolism as a metaphor for understanding their own work, and the world.

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