“Dreamy, intimate experimental pop”
-Bandcamp, “New & Notable” 2017
“Fogle’s half-whispered is a thing of intrigue…”
-GoldFlakePaint, Tom Johnson (re: cloudlight 2017)
Jessica in The Rainbow is the solo project of Jessica Fogle, a conservatory trained pianist meets prolific weirdo dream folk existential casio pop cute uke floaty lullaby lo-fi songwriter. She has opened for Gaelynn Lea (2016 NPR Tiny Desk winner), Briana Marela (Jagjaguar), Johanna Warren, Breathe Owl Breathe, Jes Kramer, and more.
In 2017 she began a series of year long challenges – 365 Songs in 365 Days (all on YouTube), 12 albums in 12 months (on Bandcamp), and 52 Dreams (on Instagram mostly – teaching through process how impossible it is to ‘do it all’). The next challenge begins November 2019, 444 days before the 4 years of challenges will end (follow on YouTube for the announcement).
In her earlier life, she released music under her name – including 2 studio albums during her Chicago years, plus 12 lo-fi ones, and wrote 3 musicals, one as a college thesis project for her 2 majors and 1 minor (writing and directing and performing in a musical counted as senior projected for all three subjects), another as her final project at Tisch School of the Arts’ (NYU) for the Musical Theatre Writing MFA Program, which had a 4 week professional run at the Spirit of Broadway Theatre . The third one was a long distance blind collaboration with someone from Bakersfield, California – which she did during her only 3 months unemployed, from her parents house, just to be able to say she’d had musicals produced on ‘both coasts.’ She also wrote the music for the cult classic independent gay movie musical ‘We’re 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.
She lives in the tiny tourist town of Grand Haven Michigan, with her partner and bandmate Bryan, and enjoys long walks and nature and soft pretzels and hosting house shows and making YouTube videos and playing in the band cloudlight and other tiny lovely things.
SUPER SPECIAL THANK YOU to my patrons and biggest supporters! Especially Bryan Ralph, Ryan Wyrick, Stephanie Bell, and Kacey McMahon ❤ ❤ ❤
(if you’d like to be in my online fanclub on Patreon, here’s the link: http://www.patreon.com/jessicaintherainbow ) xoxo – JJ