Singer/Songwriter, Inspirational Speaker and Teaching Artist Jamie Brace, is a Native American from the Lac Courte Oreilles band of the Ojibwe Tribe was born in Milwaukee and currently resides in Grafton, WI. She is the proud recipient of the Shepherd Express 2007 Best Female Vocalist Award and has been nominated for the 2010 WAMI Best Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year at the NAMMYS in 2011!
Jamie is the former Lead Vocalist for October Soul, WINNERS for Debut Group of the Year at this years Native American Music Awards (NAMMYS) in New York! Runner-up for Shepherd Express' Best of 2010 for Best Blues Band and Grafton Blues Challenge People's Choice Award winner for 2011!
October Soul was a Milwaukee-based 4 piece high energy Blues, Rock & Country band with sex appeal! The amazing line-up consists of Jamie Brace (Lead vocals), Joe Barborich (guitar/vocals), Scott Walters (bass/vocals), Steve Campeau (drums/percussion/vocals).
Jamie is the lead vocalist for the acoustic trio GYPSIES IN THE PALACE a collaboration with Greg Kellicut (Loo$e Change) and Ann Rakowiecki (The Dots). Gypsies perform select shows throughout the year!
Jamie has studied voice at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music on Milwaukee’s eastside, and also has studied vocal techniques with Milwaukee vocal coach Diane Lane. Still there are some things that can’t be taught. Jamie’s natural talent and stage presence proves that music is within us, deep in our soul. Her voice has been compared to Susan Tedeschi and Janis Joplin, but certainly she has a style true to her own. Jamie brings power, passion and feeling to every note she sings. Jamie’s roots are rock, country and blues.
Jamie is a Chick Singer Night alumnus, Women in Music alumnus, Grafton Blues Association member and WAMI member. Over the past 4 years she has had numerous opportunities such as singing the National Anthem for the Brewers (2008), performing for the Best of Chick Singer night (2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011), selected for the Wild Women of The Blues in Madison, WI (2009), judged for the Indian Summer Music Awards (2009, 2010 & 2011), presented at the Indian Summer Music Awards (2009 & 2010) and judged for Indian Summer Festival Idol-oake contest (2009).