Amanda Hancock Nov 8, 2017
When you Google Sarah Jaffe, the first song to pop up — her most popular — is a heartbreak ballad called “Clementine” released in 2011 and viewed over 29 million times on YouTube. The folk tones of that tune are much different from the Texas singer-songwriter’s latest offering, an album laced with a electronic pop sound called “Bad Baby.” Jaffe has a message for anyone curious about the shift: “It’s still me,” she said. “I don’t think anyone is or should have to be one thing. Art is about not having boundaries.” As she says, that song still draws crowds to her shows. And so does her new stuff, which has recently put her on stages with Cyndi Lauper and Cynthia Wilson, one of the founding members of the B-52s. If you’re intrigued, be sure to listen to a conversation with Sarah on my podcast called Worst Town in America. This weekend, Jaffe will make her Davenport debut. “I’ve loved her for a long time; I just haven’t been able to get her here for a show,” Moeller says. She’s set to perform at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Village Theatre.