Jill Sobule

Born: 
01/16/1965
City: 
Denver
Region: 
CO
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1986-present
Instruments: 
Guitars, Vocals

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Jill Sobule is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1995 single "I Kissed a Girl", and "Supermodel" from the soundtrack of the 1995 film Clueless. Her folk-inflected compositions alternate between ironic, story-driven character studies and emotive ballads, a duality reminiscent of such 1970s American songwriters as Warren Zevon, Harry Nilsson, Loudon Wainwright III, Harry Chapin, and Randy Newman. Autobiographical elements, including Sobule's Jewish heritage and her adolescent battles with anorexia and depression, frequently occur in Sobule's writing. An appreciable percentage of her work is also dedicated to detailed accounts of both her own fictional female creations and such troubled but celebrated women as Joey Heatherton and Mary Kay Letourneau, whose stories are usually used to make ironic comments about fame and celebrity. In 2009 she released an album funded entirely by fan donations.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Countrysort descending
Joe Jackson 07/26/1991 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
Duncan Sheik 03/21/1997 7th House Pontiac Michigan USA
X 08/02/1995 St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jill Sobule 03/12/1998 The Ark (3) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Cyndi Lauper 12/02/2005 Michigan Theater (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Don Henley 03/06/2001 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Warren Zevon 11/27/2000 Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan USA
Jill Sobule 10/08/2010 The Ark (3) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Mark Eitzel 08/01/1997 Magic Stick Detroit Michigan USA
Robyn Hitchcock 04/14/1995 The Ark (2) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
In Their Own Words 06/08/1996 Sanctum Pontiac Michigan USA