“We all hitch hike on this road, a travelers soul waiting to come in from the cold.”
Jetty Rae, a Northern Michigan native, posted these lyrics along with a photo of a lone dilapidated tree in a snow-covered North Dakota field after her Live @ Lunch performance at NDSU, sponsored by Campus Attractions, on April 2.
Rachel Austin, concerts coordinator for Campus Attractions, discovered Rae last year at the National Association for Campus Activities convention.
“I thought it would be something interesting to bring to campus,” Austin said.
Jetty Rae, a soulful and acoustic artist, has been recording since 2004. She gained recognition from her performance at the John F. Kennedy International Airport during JetBlue’s new terminal opening. After that, Jetty Rae was interviewed for MTV’s “Needle in the Haystack,” and featured Jetty Rae’s “I Love You” on its up-and-coming artist blog.
Rae’s mellow voice can also be recognized in Truvia’s jingles in its 2012 television commercials. Her music can be described as lyrics-driven and powerful.
She has also performed with Miranda Lambert and Sarah McLachlan at the Lilith Fair in Detroit. McLachlan and Terry McBride chose Jetty Rae for this performance.
Jetty Rae released her first full-length album, “Blackberries,” in 2007. Her most recent album released in August 2013, “Climbing Clouds,” includes her title track, which was the first single from the album. The album includes five other tracks: “Off the Grid,” “Fallin’,” along with a ballad version, “Too Big” and “Kerosene.”
Jetty Rae’s tour also stopped at the University of Minnesota in Crookston before heading to Fargo. Next, she will perform at the University of South Dakota and Concordia College. Jetty Rae’s tour dates will wrap up in her home state throughout June and July.
Jetty Rae’s music can be found on iTunes and Amazon; she has several music videos on YouTube; and is active on Facebook and Twitter. More information can be found at jettyrae.com.