“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 ‘freak folk’ existential lullaby – casio uke pop – lo-fi songwriter. She has opened for Gaelynn Lea (2016 NPR Tiny Desk winner), Briana Marela (Jagjaguar), Johanna Warren, Breathe Owl Breathe, Cheer-Accident, and has shared stages with Jonnie Baker (Florist), Mutual Benefit, Ester, Jessie Winslow, Hemma, Social Caterpillar, So Zuppy, Seth Bernard, Jes Kramer, Fiona Dickinson, and hundreds more.
On January 20th, 2017, a.k.a. Inauguration Day, she began a series of year long challenges – 365 Songs in 365 Days (YouTube), 12 albums in 12 months (Bandcamp), 52 Dreams (Instagram/FB – one backed-up creative task per week), and lastly, 444 Hearts – a challenge of mostly cover songs, which was intended to be 444 songs in total (a song a day on YouTube) til Inauguration Day 2021, but ended instead on Impeachment Day (December 18th, 2019 – after 45 of 444 days). As an introvert, creating her own wildly public ‘creativity school’ was a form of activism, as an ‘anti-shame campaign’ against those who silence others’ truths with shame.
In her earlier life, she created + released music under her name while living in Chicago – including 2 studio albums, plus 12 lo-fi ones, and wrote 3 musicals, one as a college thesis honors project for 2 majors and 1 minor (writing and directing and performing in a musical was credited as a senior projected for all three subjects – Piano Performance, Theatre/Dramatic Lit, and English), 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 of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with a stranger from Bakersfield, California – which she only did during her 3 months unemployed post grad-school, from her parents house in Racine WI, to be able to say she’d had musicals produced on ‘both coasts.’ 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 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 at their home ‘In the clouds‘ and making YouTube videos and playing in the band cloudlight and other tiny lovely things.
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**Note from Jessica***
SUPER SPECIAL THANK YOU to my patrons and biggest supporters! Especially Bryan Ralph, Stephanie Bell, Ryan Wyrick, James Champion, Jake Trygstad, 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