Hailing from Austin, Texas, Jess Williamson makes chilling, endearing folk that both soothes and unsettles the soul.

With one album behind her, 2014’s Native State, and another, Heart Song, on the way, the emotive first track, ‘Say It’, from her new album is a promising offering for the full release, which is due this November.

Ahead of a show at the Old Blue Last tonight we got to know Jess a little better with a series of quick-fire questions.

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Desert, Texas, Sad

My favourite film ever is…
Blue Velvet

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Al Pacino

The song I hate the most is…
Blurred Lines

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
I was an intern at an art gallery in Chelsea. It was horrible. On my second day I dropped the mail off at the post office and never went back.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
a good excuse to dance and dress sexy

My favourite word is…
Jess

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
To make a great record every year

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Opening for Joanna Newsom

I think you should listen to…
RF Shannon

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Willie Nelson

Jess Williamson plays The Old Blue Last, 6th September.