Jessica Rae’s sound is as unique and infectious as her laugh. When you leave one of her gigs you know you've heard something entirely her own, something much better than "sounds like". Her music brings your heart and attention to the stage, knowing that here is an artist who can quiet bar chatter with a song, and a smile that can mesmerize, and charm, an unready audience.
Most recently, Jessica Rae was selected to be the first female recording artist sponsored by Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka. World renowned photographer, Marc Hauser, known for his documentary photographic style of capturing legends before they are legends, features Jessica Rae regularly and invited her to write the introduction for his newly released "3 Decades of Portraits".
Jessica Rae's conquering spirit, her stories, her voice and her rocket laugh, never disappoint. She's performed at NYC's The Bitter End, Joe's on Weed St. in Chicago, at Hard Rock Cafés nationwide, was the opening act for Pat Benatar, Brantley Gilbert, Josh Kelley and nationally recognized songwriter, Jeffrey Steele. She has performed at the 2010 Milwaukee Summerfest, the world's largest music festival. Jessica Rae’s, “The Trumpet Song”, nominated by popular vote, was featured as the first track on the Emerging Artist Compilation CD. In July 2010, she independently released her first music video, featuring her song "I Could Get Used To This", now being featured on The Country Network, reaching 30M homes in 42 markets. Another music video, featuring her song "24 Hour Church (in Memphis)", will be released February 2012. In 2009, she was selected to be a “Rising Star” on the PBS Television show, Legends & Lyrics. Jessica Rae finished a seven week one-woman tour to promote her self-titled acoustic CD, now available on her site jessicaraemusic.com and iTunes.
"This is not the sound of an emerging artist, but really the sound of an accomplished artist, from whom other singer-songwriters should pay serious attention to." -Scott Kahn with MusicPlayers.com