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Jaime Wyatt is a striking figure who walks the Earth with an old soul. Her repertoire tells stories of heartbreak and redemption, delivered by a voice that is both rich and magnetic. Comparisons are frequently drawn to Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks and at times she has been anointed a female Tom Petty. Wyatt is a dynamic performer, dually noted as a powerhouse singer and stellar guitar player, sailing between vintage 60’s and 70’s rock n roll anthems and heartfelt ballads of love and confusion.
Originally discovered by Skip Williamson of LA indie label Lakeshore Records while still living in her hometown of Tacoma, Washington, she signed her first recording contract at 17. Her Lakeshore Records self-titled EP was produced by Pete Droge, and delivered a windfall with each and every song receiving placement in a major motion picture or soundtrack, some of which included Wicker Park (“Lightswitch"), Midnight Meat Train (song title), and Feast of Love (song title). The track "Lightswitch" became a hit at college and indie radio in the U.S., alongside at stations across the European continent. Tiffany, of 80's pop radio fame, covered her composition "Mind Candy” on her album Just Me. This year, a song Wyatt penned with Pete Droge and Elaine Summers was featured on ABC’s hit TV show Nashville.
Wyatt is a prolific songwriter and musician who maintains a busy writing and touring schedule. She released two EP’s with the group American Bloomers, and last year released a full-length album as a member of the female Americana trio CALICO.
Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Jaime Wyatt is currently finishing an album recorded in her Los Angeles home with Producer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams). Legendary for creating in home environments, as he did with Tom Waits' Real Gone, Howard enjoyed a prolific collaborative partnership with Daniel Lanois for decades. As they begin to execute Wyatt's vision, the singer shares, "It’s definitely a dream come true. When I heard Lucinda Williams album World Without Tears I knew there was a special environment and energy being curated. There are performances on the album, which are superior. There’s a tamed chaos that Mark was able to pull out of those players, an energy I have long-since desired on my recordings." Howard offers, "The one thing that struck me about Jaime was that she comes from the same place where Emmy Lou Harris and Lucinda Williams comes from. She has that same soul in her voice and her writing is up to that same greatness. She will be one of the next great singer-songwriters to follow in their footsteps."