“New Orleans' Loudest Singer-Songwriter!”
About the Songwriter
“...a voice that’s as sweet as it is raw.... seeing her live is mesmerizing.”
“Vessels is a powerhouse guitarist, and her live performance is 500% rock'n'roll.”
Electrifying live artist and prolific, down-to-earth songwriter, Jamie Lynn Vessels has the rare ability to captivate and enrapture with her stage presence, lyrical prowess, powerful rhythms, and a voice both raw and soulfully soothing.
Likened to Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Melissa Etheridge, and even Bonnie Raitt in those quieter moments... It's not just a concert - it's an experience.
'NEW ORLEANS' LOUDEST SINGER-SONGWRITER!'
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Jamie graduated with an undergraduate and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice during a stint in the Northeast. Piano, guitar, songwriting - and even a brief foray with the trombone - were never far from her throughout her formative and academic years.
Torn between two paths, Jamie's passion for, and calling to, a life of music drove her to find her artistic home in the Crescent City.
NEW ORLEANS-GROWN ROCK 'N' ROLL
Several years after making the move to New Orleans, and with multiple recordings, festivals, collaborations, and numerous live shows under her belt, 2019 and 2020 have seen the formation of a new band and sound with fresh energy and material.
This shift has caught the attention of peers and fans alike, giving the six-foot rocker well-deserved attention in the indie world as a songstress, performer, and vocalist, both abroad and at home.
Never failing to capture and excite the audience's attention, Jamie's live shows range from her intimate acoustic songs to full-on rock'n'roll.
Accolades and Opportunities
-nominated for OffBeat's Best of the Beat Awards:
“Best Roots Rock Artist” of 2018
“Best Roots Rock Album” of 2018
“Best Emerging Artist” of 2015
-”Storm Coming” album and singles charted on ‘Roots Music Report'
-major performances include:
Sugar Magnolia Festival 2019
Freret Street Festival 2019
Rougarou Fest 2019
Big Easy Guitar Fests 2019
Folk Alliance International 2020
Downriver Fest 2019
Texas Indie Fest 2019
Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest (see below)
Bayou Boogaloo Festival 2014
Jonathon "Boogie" Long
Grayson Capps (solo)
Roxie Watson (solo)
-joined Paul Sanchez at New Orleans Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest 2014-2016
-performed at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre’s 'Jude Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert,' 2014 & 2015
-guitarist for Maid of Orleans project, 2016-2017
-lead guitarist for all women’s “N.O.B.A.B.E.” concert project, 2018-2019
Jamie has also shared a stage with the likes of Paul Sanchez, Susan Cowsill, Sam Doores, Papa Mali, Jim McCormick, and Michael Cerveris, garnered praise from peers and domestic and international fans alike, played nationally, and has residencies in and around the Crescent City.