“This album covers a lot of emotionally heavy stuff like mental health, addiction, existence, and relationships”
Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Nov. 21
Inception: San Diego, 2014
Influences: John Denver, James Taylor, Carol King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Van Morrison, Dan Fogelberg, Neal Young, Melissa Manchester, Emmy Lou Harris and the Beatles- Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston
New Orleans native Ellie Lamson performs classic folk-Americana covers and originals, including old country, classic jazz, blues, and R&B. Having grown up singing in the choir and attending countless concerts by faves like the Dirty Dozen Jazz band and the Neville Brothers, she relocated to San Diego in her late 20s.
Lamson and her husband, drummer Mark Lamson, play in a variety of local projects.