BioJessica Rae’s sound is as unique and infectious as her laugh. Her music has a rootsy, rock influence with a homespun middle-of-the-road country sound that is both contemporarily fresh and timelessly honest. When you leave one of her gigs you know you've heard something entirely her own, something much better than "sounds like". Her music brings your heart and attention to the stage, knowing that here is an artist who can quiet bar chatter with a song, and a smile that can mesmerize, and charm, an unready audience.
Most recently, Jessica Rae was selected to be a Vietti Vinyl artist. She has been featured on 500,000 product labels distributed throughout the southern states. World renowned photographer, Marc Hauser, known for his documentary photographic style of capturing legends before they are legends, features Jessica Rae regularly and invited her to write the introduction for his newly released book, "3 Decades of Portraits".
Jessica Rae has performed at NYC's The Bitter End, Joe's on Weed St. in Chicago, at Hard Rock Cafés nationwide and has toured extensively throughout the Midwest and Florida. Jessica Rae has been asked to sing the National Anthem at many major sporting events including one of the Chicago Bulls Playoff Games in April 2012. Jessica Rae has shared the stage with Pat Benatar, Brantley Gilbert, Josh Kelley, Guy Clark, Roger McGuinn, Radney Foster, Keith Anderson, Glen Phillips, David Ball and nationally recognized songwriter, Jeffrey Steele. She has performed Milwaukee Summerfest, the world's largest music festival in 2010 and 2013. Jessica Rae independently released two music videos, featuring her songs "I Could Get Used To This" and “24 Hour Church (in Memphis)”, both being featured on ZUUS Country TV. In 2009, she was selected to be a “Rising Star” on the PBS Television show, Legends & Lyrics. You can hear Jessica Rae on many regional and national commercials, including those for Huggies, McDonalds, Buick, Allstate, Seaworld, Hallmark, Kellogg’s, and Guardian.
what people are saying...
"This is not the sound of an emerging artist, but really the sound of an accomplished artist from whom other singer/songwriters should pay serious attention to."
-Scott Kahn, MusicPlayers.com
“I’ve worked with Jessica Rae on two separate occasions and have to say I’m completely blown away, not just by her
incredible voice and sheer genius of song writing, but by her unbridled enthusiasm in every thing she does. This
-Tom Jordan, Chief Creative Officer at Hoffman York
"Jessica Rae’s songs bring my day up higher and higher. She puts a smile on my face and in my heart. I play her
music in my car everyday on the way to photo shoots to bring my spirits up."
-Marc Hauser, Internationally celebrated photographer
"Jessica Rae has the rare ability to take any song and add soul and emotion to it. Her voice oozes passion. Over
the years I have seen her songwriting skills grow and mature- she has become a top notch writer."
-Aaron D. Jacoves, BLAST! Music Management
" Jessica Rae, a Chicago Native, certainly has that distinguished flair we all love to discover. This very talented
singer and songwriter is nowhere near the 'mainstream' tunes we hear day to day...There is certainly a demand for
true talent in the music industry today...and emerging artists, such as Jessica Rae, deserve every minute of
the spot light."
-Daisy De La Cruz, MODA Fashion Gazette