Jaime Wyatt: The Bitter End 2023

Jaime Wyatt (photo by Gus Philippas for WFUV)
by Alisa Ali | 12/04/2023 | 12:00am

Jaime Wyatt (photo by Gus Philippas for WFUV)

In October, Jaime Wyatt brought us the feel-good show at The Bitter End that we all need right now. A country/Americana songwriter, Wyatt touches on feelings of grief, loneliness, and frustration in her music, along with a bold sense of optimism and power.

Her new, third album, recorded with Black Pumas’ Adrian Quesada, is aptly titled, Feel Good.  Although her voice does lean "on the bluesy side of country," as she told me, there are  elements of pop, gospel, R&B, and rock in all that Wyatt does. In addition, she's brought her voice as a queer artist and activist into a genre that was hesitant to uplift or support the LGBTQ+ community for a long time.

Wyatt told me about her eclectic musical tastes — all over the map — during our interview. Her setlist this evening was incredibly varied too. She included a couple of covers in the set (Led Zeppelin and Grateful Dead) along with a bunch of songs from the new record and one of her luminous older tracks too.

Set List:

  • Feel Good
  • Love is a Place
  • Althea (Grateful Dead cover)
  • Back to the Country
  • Ramble On (Led Zeppelin cover)
  • Where the Damned Only Go
  • Neon Cross
  • Hold Me One Last Time

[Recorded: 10/17/23; Engineered by Jim O'Hara; produced by Meghan Offtermatt]

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