Live @ Lunch with Jetty Rae

MATAYA ARMSTRONG | THE SPECTRUM Jetty Rae sang and played “All you need is Love” on the acoustic guitar to the students and staff at the union.
MATAYA ARMSTRONG | THE SPECTRUM
Jetty Rae sang and played “All you need is Love” on the acoustic guitar to the students and staff at the union.

“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.

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