“New Orleans' Loudest Singer-Songwriter!”
About the Songwriter
“...a voice that’s as sweet as it is raw.... seeing her live is mesmerizing.”
“Vessels is a powerhouse guitarist, and her live performance is 500% rock'n'roll.”
NEW ORLEANS-GROWN ROCK'N'ROLL
Jamie Lynn Vessels is a six-foot guitarist and lyricist who strives to give her listeners the same kind of support and feeling of community that she got from the music of her favorite artists, namely Sheryl Crow, Beth Hart, and Brandi Carlile.
At the age of 26, Jamie decided to make a dynamic change in her life by moving to New Orleans to become a professional musician, in an effort to make and spread music that is both life-affirming and meaningful. In early 2013, Jamie released her first self titled EP and album called "Home".
NEW ORLEANS' LOUDEST SINGER-SONGWRITER!
Jamie has been likened to Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Melissa Etheridge, and Bonnie Raitt. After putting in the work and becoming a regular in bars and venues throughout New Orleans and touring around some southern states, she has developed a sound all her own. Jamie’s sound has transformed into emotional, mesmerizing vocals over guitar riffs that catch the ear and draw the listener into her lyrics. Her ability to make fun, catchy music and create stories that draw the listener in has allowed Jamie to only get better with time.
After releasing her second full length album, "Storm Coming," in 2018, Jamie has continued releasing singles throughout 2019 with her band: David Brouillette (bass), Cranston Clements (lead guitar), and Daniel Perez-Iriondo (drums). Jamie plays live in New Orleans every week, and continues to work to bring more music to her fans, with an album release slated for 2020.
Accolades and Opportunities
-nominated for OffBeat's Best of the Beat Awards:
“Best Roots Rock Artist” of 2018
“Best Roots Rock Album” of 2018
“Best Emerging Artist” of 2015
-”Storm Coming” album and singles charted on ‘Roots Music Report'
-major performances include:
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2020
Folk Alliance International 2020
Sugar Magnolia Festival 2019
Freret Street Festival 2019
Rougarou Fest 2019
Big Easy Guitar Fests 2019
Downriver Fest 2019
Texas Indie Fest 2019
Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest (see below)
Bayou Boogaloo Festival 2014
Jonathon "Boogie" Long
Grayson Capps (solo)
Roxie Watson (solo)
-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
-guitarist for Maid of Orleans project, 2016-2017
-lead guitarist for all women’s “N.O.B.A.B.E.” concert project, 2018-2020
Jamie has also shared a stage with the likes of Paul Sanchez, Susan Cowsill, Sam Doores, Papa Mali, Jim McCormick, and Michael Cerveris, garnered praise from peers and domestic and international fans alike, played nationally, and has residencies in and around the Crescent City.