Ladyfest at the Lakeshore & Lamp Light Music Festival :) (+album news)

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to share thoughts from two huge events I was just lucky enough to be part of.

1) Ladyfest at the Lakeshore – in it’s 1st year, I was part of the planning committee for this new festival.  We brought together 9 acts from around the region, in addition to many emerging songwriters for our open mic.  AND we raised $600+ for our designated charity – Girls Supporting Girls!  It was an incredible labor of love, pics coming soon.  Thanks again to everyone who got involved, volunteered, donated raffle items, and came to the event!  This year was in my current hometown of Grand Haven, Michigan – next year we rotate to Muskegon!

2) Lamp Light Music Festival – my favorite festival on this planet, hands down.  This year I participated as part of a new duo called “cloudlight” ( ) – a recording project and collaboration between myself and Bryan Ralph ( ).  We nearly completed a 4-song EP in the rehearsal process as well, stay tuned for a release party sometime this winter.  In addition to performing, we spent every waking minute from Friday evening through Sunday evening at the fest – hearing some of the most incredible musicians around, filling our souls and hearts with their beauty.  Favorites included May Erlewine, Seth Bernard, Ty Maxon, the Soil & the Sun, The Great Ones, Fiona Dickinson, Rachele Eve, and so many more…

As for current news, I finally have carved out a couple months to devote time to finishing my impending collaboration with Elisabeth Blair – which is an 8 song album called “Everything’s True.”  2 songs on it are pretty unconventional (nearly 12 min long each), and I’ve decided in honor of all the turmoil I’m feeling lately… and many of my friends are feeling… to release an EP featuring the piano/vocal versions of these two tracks by the end of this year.  Stay tuned for that – I may release them sneakily (on my where my old albums reside ).

Hope everyone is staying warm and comfy and safe, or is exploring the universe and surrounding areas in whatever way makes you feel most alive today.

xoxo Jessica