TJ West Premier: “Color” by Caitlin Jemma

By Kim Grant

Cosmic country cowgirl Caitlin Jemma’s True Meaning is a genre blending, soul-soothing, inspiration. A bright mix of folk, pop, country, and jazz filled with positive affirmations and personal reflections. TJ West premieres the video/single “Color” off of her upcoming release (September 17th American Standard Time Records). The song is upbeat and positive and we can all use a bit of that, nowadays.  Jemma has opened for Valerie June and played Treefort Fest and High Sierra Music Festival and spent a year living in her van as she toured across America. She went into the recording of True Meaning during the pandemic with over a decade of constant songwriting and touring behind her.

The song, “Color” is the album closer and was dubbed “disco-folk” by her crew. The artist describes it this way; ”This song is for that person in your life who brings color to your black and white. They know how to give you a fresh perspective and bring you out of the darkness. You get excited every time this person calls you and you can’t wait to see them again because they have such a rich soul!

The vision for the music video came to me seamlessly. I know I wanted to answer the call on a hot pink lips phone. On the other end would be my most colorful friends calling me out to roller skate in the sunshine. ”  |  buy  |  fb

Kim Grant

Kim Grant

After growing up listening to Dolly, Merle and Willie, Kim Grant spent the 90’s immersed in the Chicago indie rock scene. Spending many nights at the famed (now-defunct) venue Lounge Ax, bands like Bad Livers, Giant Sand, Handsome Family, Palace Brothers and Wilco turned her on to what was then called Alt-Country. After moving to Los Angeles in 2000, she found this same feeling of musical community at a tiny west side bar called The Cinema Bar where she met artists, Mike Stinson, Randy Weeks, Tony Gilkyson, Ramsay Midwood, and Kip Boardman. These talented folks spurred her enthusiasm for the Southern California roots music scene and the Americana music scene as a whole. Now a music publicist, Grant (alongside Liz Garo and Pam Moore) founded the Los Angeles, weekly roots music series, The Grand Ole Echo in 2005. Also with Garo, Grant helped to curate the Roots Roadhouse American-roots music festival in both 2011 and 2012. Also in 2011 she began co-producing a SXSW day party with Julie Richmond titled, Grand Ole Austin which is still going strong. Visit TJ West on fb and
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