Tour and NEW ALBUM!

Hey friends! Sooo if you haven’t followed my journey on Facebook this weekend, basically I was so inspired after Lamp Light Music Festival and it was like a culmination of inspiration, mixed with some tour dates coming together over the holidays, and it just hit like a flood that I wanted new music on my Bandcamp…

At first I tried to finish/polish some songs I’ve been sitting on for years, but that felt like too much pressure, and it’s November Solo Album Month so I decided to write all new songs for this one 🙂 (in the studio – everything is one take, but I have experience with it from 275 days of improvising songs for my challenge).

Anyway hope you’ll check it out when it releases (hopefully later TODAY! tryin to do all uploading before work) – and I may enhance it in the future, or leave it as a cute lil moment in time where I pushed myself WAY out of my comfort zone.

Also if you live in Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Bellaire MI, I’ll be there very soon – I hope I get to see you one of those times/places!  xo Jessica

UPCOMING SHOWS:

11/16-17/2017 – Msg for details, Chicago, IL (or visit my sort of joke event page to ask questions or for updates – basic sched: will be at my favorite old haunt Gallery Cabaret -2020 N. Oakley – late night Thurs, i.e. 10:30pm and later, and somewhere very strange on Friday daytime)  https://www.facebook.com/events/1530704300348126

11/21/2017 – Seward in-home show, Minneapolis, MN.  With Hemma and Lauren Anderson of Idle Empress! ❤ Msg for address.  https://www.facebook.com/events/777502559123126/

11/25/2017 – Quarters Rock & Roll Palace, Milwaukee, WI  – w/ Honeymooners, more TBA – https://www.facebook.com/events/829380890574924/

11/26/2017 – The Rainbow Room at Hosmer House, Bellaire, MI – w/ Caroline Barlow  https://www.facebook.com/events/413764439040769/

12/2/2017 – Tom Waits Tribute Show – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo MI. https://www.facebook.com/events/543669902633899/

12/17/2017 – Holiday Sing-Along Show w/ Jessica in The Rainbow (4th Annual) – Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Muskegon, MI  5-7pm.

(+SAVE THE DATE! Friday 1/19/2018* – The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI – Local Showcase #20 – GR meets The Lakeshore – w/ Jes Kramer, Van Lente, cloudlight, & Frankie & Myrrh  https://www.facebook.com/events/137987676926979/  )

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p.s. poster art by my dear friend Ryan Wyrick ❤

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So many things (shows, tour, etc)

Hey friends!

Just wanted to give you a quick heads up of all the things I’ve been sharing about.  Today is Day 263 of my songwriting challenge on YouTube.  I made a pact with myself that for the final 100 days (starting in, gulp, two days), I would share at least a clip of each song on EVERY platform I exist on.  Website, Facebook (personal and private), Instagram, Twitter.  Trying to get myself over my need to be a chameleon.  I work with kids and maybe I internalized a need to have a “works with kids” self, and an “adult” self.  Maybe it’s cuz my old songs used to have swears? I don’t know. It was rare, but it would make sense…

Played a 2.5 hour kids gig last month with the Grand Haven ArtWalk and that’s when I realized I’m mostly all-ages friendly, as a human and in general, and I needed to stop segmenting myself and hiding my experience.  Even my “darker” songs are not that dark according to some folks.  Olivia Mainville followed me at a DAAC show once, and called my songs “wholesome” (saying it was hard to follow that with her vibe, personally I think she’s fun 🙂

Anyway, in other news, I’m playing lots of shows these days… just updated the show list, but as always it’s WAY easier to follow me on FB or Instagram to stay up to date.  I forget this exists because it’s so dang non-interactive and I don’t think about whether anyone is listening or reading this.  But if I copy it and send it as a newsletter?… yes I should do that 🙂  That’s a little better.

Here’s some upcoming shows, hope to see you at one!
(all shows are JiTR, except *=with cloudlight)

11/7/2017 – Joni Mitchell Birthday tribute – One Trick Pony, Grand Rapids MI.  7-10pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/1961616787459512

11/16/2017 – Msg for details, Chicago, IL (or visit my sort of joke event page to ask questions or for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530704300348126 )

11/19-20/2017 – Wisconsin, TBA.

11/21/2017 – Seward in-home show, Minneapolis, MN.  https://www.facebook.com/events/777502559123126/

11/25/2017 – Wisconsin, TBA

11/26/2017 – Northern Michigan, TBA.

12/2/2017 – Tom Waits Tribute Show – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo MI.

12/2017 – 4th Annual Holiday Sing-Along Show – Muskegon, MI – Date & Venue TBA

1/19/2018* – The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI – Local Showcase #20 – GR meets The Lakeshore – w/ Jes Kramer, Van Lente, cloudlight, & Frankie & Myrrh

That’s all for now!  Stay tuned for lots of posts coming soon… I hope you’ll follow along.  It’s been a VERY strange journey, learning to be more public with my work.  Not my natural setting, but a reaaaalllly good challenge.  As I sometimes think I’m not a real introvert, more of a wounded extrovert.  If you want to hear more about that, I write about it a lot on Instagram, and some on FB.

All the best!
Jessica

p.s. if you missed it, I now have a way for people to buy my rainbow cloud merch online! Would love to see pics of anyone wearing these 🙂 ❤ https://jessicaintherainbow.bandcamp.com/merch