Jessica in The Rainbow (photo by Rachel Resterhouse)
“Dreamy, intimate experimental pop”
-Bandcamp, “New & Notable” 2017
“Fogle’s half-whispered is a thing of intrigue…”
-GoldFlakePaint, Tom Johnson (re: cloudlight)
(more press )
Jessica in The Rainbow is the solo project of Jessica Fogle, a conservatory-trained pianist turned prolific dream folk / lullaby pop / neoclassical songwriter. She has opened for Johanna Warren, Gaelynn Lea (2016 NPR Tiny Desk winner), Briana Marela (Jagjaguwar), Breathe Owl Breathe, Cheer-Accident, and has shared shows with Jonnie Baker (Florist), Mutual Benefit, Seth Bernard, Jes Kramer, Olivia Mainville, Libby DeCamp, and more. Since moving to Michigan in 2012, she also founded the music festival Ladyfest at the Lakeshore, and co-ran a house venue called In the clouds, which hosted both local and nationally touring artists. In 2020, she created a 3 volume In the clouds compilation album for charity – featuring many of the past performers.
In 2017, she began a series of year-long self-assigned creative challenges – 365 Songs in 365 Days (YouTube), 12 albums in 12 months (Bandcamp), 52 Dreams (Instagram/Facebook – one creative-life task per week), and lastly, 444 Hearts – a challenge of mostly cover songs, recording and releasing one song per day. As an introvert, creating her own wildly public ‘creativity school’ was a form of activism, and a way to promote authenticity in an ever-dividing world.
In her earlier years, she created and released music under her name while living in Chicago – including 2 studio albums, plus 12 lo-fi ones, and wrote 3 musicals – one served as a college thesis honors project while majoring in Music (Piano Performance) and Theatre (Dramatic Literature, with an English minor) at Lawrence University / Conservatory of Music. Another was written while attending Tisch School of the Arts / New York University for the Musical Theatre Writing M.F.A. Program. She also wrote the music for the cult favorite LGBTQIA+ movie musical ‘Were the World Mine,’ which was a Top 100 film on Netflix for 2 years after its release (2008), and won many awards including Best Music at the Nashville Film Fest. During this time, she also had a fruitful career as a music director, in NYC, Chicago, and the Midwest – before becoming a piano teacher and songwriting mentor for Creative Sky Music School (her virtual lessons business).
She currently lives in Saint Joseph, Michigan, with her boyfriend and bandmate Bryan Ralph, and enjoys long walks and nature and cute stuff (rainbows, ukuleles) and other tiny lovely things.
SUPER SPECIAL THANK YOU to my patrons and biggest supporters! Especially Bryan Ralph, Stephanie Bell, Ryan Wyrick, James Champion, Kacey McMahon, and Chris Miroslaw ❤ ❤ ❤
(if you’d like to be in my online fanclub on Patreon, here’s the link: http://www.patreon.com/jessicaintherainbow )