Amber Ikeman + Jessica Delacruz at Austin's
|Addresse||929 W Fairbanks Ave|
929 W Fairbanks Ave
Curl up with a hot drink and unwind with original acoustic music by Amber Ikeman and Jessica Delacruz. No cover; donations appreciated.
Amber Ikeman’s music carries audiences across the open spaces of the American West and into the depths of their souls. Both powerful and intimate, her folk/Americana songs tell stories of self-discovery, resilience, and wildness, with a soulful tone ranging from a husky chest voice to a bell-clear soprano. A rebellious streak and insatiable wanderlust led Amber to quit her nine-to-five job in her Florida hometown to be a dishwasher in Yellowstone National Park. It was the inspiration for her debut album, “Free,” named one of Southwest Montana’s top local albums of 2015. An engaging performer, she received the 2017 Vic Heyman Songwriting Award.
Amber will release her second album embark on a cross-country tour in January 2018.
Raised in sunny Orlando Florida, Jessica Delacruz is a singer songwriter who’s music consists of various styles including R&B, Soul, Rock, and Pop. She studied Classical Music and Opera at University of Central Florida where she was trained to learn vocal technique, sing in different languages, and music theory. The training was rigid and demanding, but she enjoyed the experience, fell in love with classical music and was able to travel to Italy for the summer to sing and learn more about Italian Opera. After studying in Music, she felt a pull to create music and to sing to express her personal emotions. She admires musicians like Lauryn Hill, Marina and the Diamonds, Janet Jackson, and Florence + the Machine for their freedom of expression and their focus on telling their story not only through lyrics and melody, but in the instrumentation as well.
She tries to follow their example and is currently working on her Alice in Wonderland themed music. Each song uses famous characters and scenes to tell a story that occurred in her life in a way that is relatable to the audience.