hellfire rock... Vessels' second album... is every bit as compelling as she is live.”

John Swenson, OffBeat Magazine

Vessels is a powerhouse guitarist, and her live performance is 500% rock'n'roll.”

Rachel Cholst, No Depression

"New Orleans' Loudest Singer-Songwriter!"

Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Jamie graduated with an undergraduate and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice during a stint in the Northeast. Piano, guitar, songwriting - and even a brief foray with the trombone - were never far from her throughout her formative and academic years. Torn between two paths, Jamie's passion for, and calling to, a life of music drove her to find her artistic home in New Orleans.

Several years after making the move to the Crescent City, 2018 and 2019 have seen the formation of an entirely new band and sound, with fresh energy and material.

This shift caught the attention of peers and fans alike, giving the six-foot rock Amazon well-deserved attention in the indie world as a songstress, performer, and vocalist, both abroad and at home.

Likened to Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Bonnie Raitt, and Melissa Etheridge, Jamie has the rare ability to captivate and enrapture with a combination of her stage presence, lyrical prowess, electrifying rhythms, and a voice both raw and soulfully soothing. It's not just a concert - it's an experience.

Accolades and Opportunities

-”Storm Coming” charted on the ‘Roots Music Report’, album and singles
-nominated for the OffBeat's Best of the Beat Awards “Best Roots Rock Artist” & “Best Roots Rock Album” (2019) and “Best Emerging Artist” (2016)
-opened for Jonathon "Boogie" Long
-opened for Twelve Stones
-opened for Roxie Watson at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta
-opened for Dilana and Grayson Capps in New Orleans
-joined Paul Sanchez at New Orleans Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest 2014-2016
-performed at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre’s Jude Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert, 2014 & 2015
-rhythm and lead guitarist for Maid of Orleans project, 2016-2017
-guest electric guitarist for Michael Jackson tribute concert, 2017
-lead guitarist for all women’s “N.O.B.A.B.E.” concert project, 2018

Jamie has also shared a stage with the likes of Paul Sanchez, Susan Cowsill, Papa Mali, Jim McCormick, and Michael Cerveris, garnered praise from peers and domestic and international fans alike, played coast-to-coast in the U.S., and has residencies in and around the Crescent City.

Gear

Electric: A Gibson girl at heart, Jamie has shifted from using the classic Les Paul body style to a new love, her 2013 Firebird V, with its 1963-style reverse body, high-output ceramic mini humbuckers, and vintage sunburst finish.

Slide: Jamie recently made a more radical switch from the Les Paul body style to the Supro Hampton solid-body electric guitar, with their hot field-coil pickups and Ozark body design for a well-rounded live sound.

Jamie uses a Dunlop 222 brass slide, but also hails the benefits of Rocky Mountain Slides, specifically the Shavano series in Hellhound Red.

Acoustic: Jamie is an exclusive user of Taylor acoustic guitars, her prized instrument being the 224ce-K DLX, a Grand Auditorium body style made of all Hawaiian koa wood.

Amplification: Jamie's live setup is a JCM 800 4212 50-Watt Combo Lead Series circa 1988.

Pedals (current rig):
Xotic SP Compressor
Chicago Stompworks Black Russian Muff Clone
DOD Boneshaker Distortion
Fulltone OCD Overdrive
JHS Unicorn Uni-Vibe V1
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Boss TR-2 Tremolo

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