Jessica started her professional music career at the age of 17, playing in bands and performing in recording studios as a teenager.
She is a multi instrumentalist & singer who plays lead guitar, piano/synth, bass, ukulele, and mandolin.
Her earliest guitar influence was Jimi Hendrix- she had been taking piano lessons at the time, when she saw Hendrix on television and it completely changed her world. She immediately stopped piano lessons and started playing guitar, digging deep into the blues of Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, and the British blues of John Mayall and Eric Clapton. Later heroes were David Gilmour, and soul legend Steve Cropper, along with contemporary players such as Johnny Marr from The Smiths, and The Edge. Chet Atkins, Eddie Cochran, Scotty Moore, Duane Eddy and Link Wray came soon after as she delved more into the style of early rock and roll.
She’s worked in various seminal bands around Los Angeles and Orange County, playing music ranging from indie rock/alternative, punk, blues, surf and rockabilly, with bands such as; The Busstop Hurricanes, Russell Scott & The Red Hots, backing band for Tom Kenny (a.k.a SpongeBob Squarepants) on his comedy tours & appears on featured songs with Tom on the Cartoon Network, Bourbon Jones (with drummer Steven Hodges of Tom Waits band and also John Hammond Jr), guest appearances with The Blue Shadows (featuring members of The Blasters).
This has led her to opportunities touring around the U.S, & has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with various acts opening for such world-renown musical acts as Chuck Berry, Joe Strummer of The Clash, Mike Ness Of Social Distortion, The Reverend Horton Heat, Dwight Yoakum, The Nelson Brothers, & jamming with the legendary artist Prince.
Jessica’s musical path ultimately led to being involved in creative capacities for Interscope and Columbia Records, in addition to doing studio work performing on albums for various artists at recording studios in and around Hollywood and Orange County.
Most recently, she has been working on movie soundtracks for films in Brazil and the U.S, along with a documentary about a Hollywood golden age public relations agent that is still making the rounds on the Film Festival circuit. She is about to go into the studio to record her debut album.
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