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Jamison Road / Press

“Jamison Road is a 'rockin’ country' band from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. They are Jennifer DePalma (vocals), Brent Duersch (guitar) and Laurie Heltsley (bass). They cite Sugarland as one of their biggest influences, and, if you listen to Jamison Road, it’s obvious. Jennifer Depalma has more in common with Jennifer Nettles than just the same given name – she, like Nettles, has an amazingly powerful voice. This girl’s got pipes! She sings like an angel if angels wore cowboy boots and drank beer. [...] I am now and forever a fan of Jamison Road. I love their brand of sincere, heartfelt rockin’ country. So, Jennifer, Brent and Laurie… if you ever make it up to Cleveland, I’ll be there, hiding in the back of the club (or arena), hoping that nobody recognizes me and mistakenly outs me as country music fan, but, I’ll be loving every minute of your performance, I’m sure. Jennifer DePalma‘s voice is one of the best I’ve heard in country music.”

“Their sound is very impressive, the songs benefit from a solid bottom end that routes the songs but allows them to breathe at the same time. Guitarist Duersch is a good player and isn’t afraid to shred, tastefully, on occasion. Singer DePalma has a strong powerful voice while the 3rd member of the band Laurie Heltsey adds some nice backing vocals to the mix that blend perfectly with DePalma. Infectious album opener ‘Already Gone’ sets the scene with a rock solid groove and melodic guitar break while ‘Broken’ with its plaintive steel guitar, impassioned vocal and subtle harmonies is another winner. [...] ‘Better Off’ rocks with an impressive solo and ‘Go It Alone’ is pretty much perfect, another stunning vocal from DePalma rides atop some quite lovely guitar textures, more trademark harmonies and the lead guitar has room to breathe on the extended out. JR has every right be very proud of their sophomore album. If you like your country with a rock edge this comes highly”

“On this sweet and tangy dozen, Jamison Road [...] pen an assortment of heartfelt country music offerings armed with intricate riffs and a commanding female vocal that gives such an enormous strength and soul to each and every song. DePalma isn’t afraid to show her feelings, just like she’s not afraid to let her voice soar. Though she roars on emotionally-charged ballads like 'Broken,' 'So I Run,' and 'Maybe Tonight,' where she tries to mend her broken heart, she also shows her gratefulness on the more upbeat 'Friends Like These.' Another highlight is the 'damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't' anthem 'Better Off,' and 'Jeanie's In The Bottle,' a tale about a hopeless romantic with a low self-esteem who’ll give just about any guy a chance, is quite admirable in the aspect of storytelling and metaphor usage.”

“Lead singer Jennifer DePalma belts out the songs as Laurie Heltsley harmonizes and Brent Duersch is a virtuoso, wowing crowds with his electric guitar. The members of the band played casually for friends and at small venues before they made official music together and their friendship may be the key to their song writing magic. They write all their own songs. [...] They never dreamed, but still they believed, that they’d sign a record deal with a label. Jamison Road will be releasing their second CD on August 12 of this year. 'We were able to record with some of the best studio musicians with both projects,' said Laurie Heltsley. 'We especially enjoy getting out and meeting new people and all the fans interacting with us at our shows. I don’t think I ever imagined being able to look out at a crowd of any size and see people singing songs that we wrote. It’s hard work but when you can get up there and experience that, it makes it all worth it.'”

"Cincinnati-based country trio Jamison Road has enjoyed success locally and nationally with their blend of country vocals, soaring harmonies, and driving guitar work. Their sophomore album Let It Rain, due for release August 12 of this year, captures the balance of each member’s own influences and a thematic blend Jamison Road feels represents them better than anything they have produced. Jamison Road isn’t alone in believing they have something good happening. New York based Sojourn Records signed the band within the past year and will play a role in bringing the band’s music to more ears. [...] A review of an advance copy does not disappoint. Each track delivers a full experience of Jamison Road’s skill as musicians, songwriters, and performers. [...] The finished songs make artistic examples of the collaborative songwriting role all three members share."

"They have powerhouse vocals and high octane guitar. Jamison Road has been playing all over the Tri-State and Local 12 News was lucky to have them in as our Sunday Morning guests."

"Music festival benefits DCCH Center"

"Released in 2012, Jamison Road contains an impressive array of storytelling, rock and roll riffs and good old country twang. For an independent release the band’s sound comes off loud and clear. No pop-crossover confusion to be found. Jamison Road has country flowing through their veins. They feature plenty of personality, and good times to be had by all who listen. [...] Overall, Jamison Road is an impressive, coherent debut album. Keep in mind as you listen, that they are a trio (the sound is larger than life at times). These two ladies and gentleman can rock with the best of them, while remaining true to their country roots. They are currently working on new music, so be sure to stay connect with them online for updates. Maybe it’s the chemistry, or maybe it’s the years of experience the trio has under their belt (collaborative and independently) but Jamison Road is a band you just can’t ignore. One listen and you’ll be hooked. "

“p12 - Turn it up! Local Music Reviews - 5 STARS - "Jamison Road thrusts country rock into the 'I want to hear that one again on the radio.' Jennifer DePalma's gutsy vocal style is a perfect compliment to the music that her partners produce. Neither supersedes the other, all blending perfectly like a fine wine. For the sophisticated listener, repeat play is a must! Twelve original songs, loaded with some notable standouts. [...] Out of a 5 Star rating system, I give this artistic work a 5 star rating! Vocals are extremely strong yet don't overpower the instrumental artistry, with well crafted storytelling. Put on your boots and your cow-person hat and crank the volume to the maximum!"”

“Jamison Road Performance Brings Laurie Heltsley Back to Muhlenberg County”

“Gold Country WOBL radio interview”

“Jamison Road to hold local CD release party”

“A doctor by day, she sings country at night”