ROCK 'N' ROLL
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), Melissa Etheridge, and even Susan Tedeschi in those quieter moments, 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.
-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:
Freret Street Festival 2019,
Downriver Fest 2019,
Rougarou Fest 2019,
Bayou Boogaloo Festival 2014, Texas Indie Fest 2019
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’sJude 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, 2018-2019
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.
Electric: A Gibson girl at heart, Jamie has shifted from using the classic Les Paul body style to a new love, her 2018 SG Special in a natural satin finish, complete with mahogany body and mini humbuckers.
Slide: Jamie uses her 2013 Firebird V, with its 1963-style reverse body, high-output ceramic mini humbuckers, and vintage sunburst finish for a well-rounded, deep stage 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 Vox AC30C2 Limited Edition White Bronco, a 2x12 combo amp with Celestion Creamback speakers.
Pedals (current rig):
Original CryBaby Wah
Xotic SP Compressor
JHS Unicorn Uni-Vibe V1
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Boss TR-2 Tremolo
DOD Boneshaker Distortion
EarthQuaker Devices Plumes Overdrive
Footswitch for Vox reverb and tremolo