“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 turned prolific dream folk / lofi pop songwriter. She has opened for Gaelynn Lea (2016 NPR Tiny Desk winner), Briana Marela (Jagjaguar), Breathe Owl Breathe, Cheer-Accident, and has shared stages with Jonnie Baker (Florist), Mutual Benefit, Van Lente, Seth Bernard, Jes Kramer, Fiona Dickinson, and more.
In 2017, she began a series of year-long 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 unreleased lo-fi ones, and wrote 3 musicals – the first 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. The second musical was written as her final project at Tisch School of the Arts / New York University for the Musical Theatre Writing M.F.A. Program, and had a 4-week professional run at the Spirit of Broadway Theatre in Connecticut. The third musical was a long-distance blind collaboration of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with a stranger from Bakersfield, California.
She also wrote the music for the cult favorite LGBTQ+ 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.
She lives in 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, and Kacey McMahon ❤ ❤ ❤
(if you’d like to be in my online fanclub on Patreon, here’s the link: http://www.patreon.com/jessicaintherainbow )