An independent musician from Santa Barbara, CA, JAMEY GESTON is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, (vocals, guitar, bass, piano, ukulele) and visual artist. At ten she started playing guitar, then self-taught piano, ukulele, and bass; at eleven she begin songwriting. The renowned area creator is one of our region’s most promising young performers. With her dark twist of earnest lyrics, haunting melodies and harmonies; Jamey represents a new generation of songwriters. Unlike many of today’s most interesting recording artists, her music can’t be easily categorized, she delivers her own blend of acoustic & electric sounds that create a dreamy, vintage feel with smart nods of current folk-pop that can easily throw you back to the sixties.
Compared to artists like Angel Olsen, Adrianne Lenker, as well as a "young” Joni Mitchell, she writes songs and makes music that paints a picture which can send a message in unconventional ways.
In addition to music, she is also a visual artist who is inspired by artists who push boundaries, as well as dark emotion. Her art combines a certain softness of feeling, delicate edges ,and introspective wonder. Her music coincides with art, using her designs to create merchandise, as well as album art and show posters.
No stranger to the stage, she has opened for some amazing artists/musicians such as; Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Albert Lee, Jeff Bridges, Melanie Safka, HAIM & Dishwalla. Going out on her first road tour May 2018 "Hello, Summer! Tour," proved to be challenging and fun as she hit the southwest, starting with 3 shows in Santa Barbara then stopping in Scottsdale, El Paso, Austin (2), Shreveport, Dallas, Albuquerque, & Flagstaff. The experience was more than she expected and it only fueled her more "to get outta town and travel with my music."
In January 2017 she released her first single, "Malibu" and received favorable reviews. Enthusiastic about her first release, she moved on to release her second single "Sonic Baby" May 1, 2018, and is currently working in the studio finishing her EP. Release date TBA.
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