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. Jamey sees her music coinciding with art, using her designs to create merchandise as well as album art.
The renowned area creator, one of our region’s most promising young performers, gives the Santa Barbara music scene a certain spark of coastal brilliance, luminous as sun speckles in the surf, maintaining a reign as one of the best contemporary acts to represent the county in the last few years.
With her dark twist of earnest lyrics, haunting melodies and harmonies; Jamey represents a new generation of songwriters. Unlike most of today’s more 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 and a "young” Joni Mitchell, she likes writing songs and making music that paints a picture which can send a message in unconventional ways. No stranger to the stage, she has opened for some amazing artists such as; Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Albert Lee, Jeff Bridges, Melanie Safka, Crystal Bowersox, Will Champlin, Y La Bamba, and HAIM.
Over the past few years, Jamey has continued to develop as a young emerging artist. Touring widely regionally she has played from coffee shops to restaurant and bars to top music venue and festivals but has made stops in Colorado at The Walnut Room, D’Notes, and Jives; in Louisiana at Bears on Fairfield, The Red River Revel, and Rhino Coffee; in Minnesota at The Garage and The Acadia Cafe; in North Dakota at Proof Artisan Distillers; and in California at Noise Pop Festival (as a guest bassist for the band Dante Elephante), California Avocado Festival, Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara Earth Day, The NAMM Show (’13-’16), Cold Spring Tavern, The Deer Lodge, SOhO Music Venue, The Lobero Theater, The Canyon Club, The Roxy, Whiskey A Go-Go, and The Mint.
SONG & SET LIST
Jamey's most current song/set lists include two plus hours of originals and covers, usually with a break in between longer sets. She continues to grow her list by writing new music and trying new ways to create covers. She likes to open her sets playing acoustic guitar then changes to electric guitar, occasional she will bring her ukulele depending on venue, event and who she is sharing the stage with.
She is no stranger to the stage and has opened for some amazing artists such as Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Albert Lee, Jeff Bridges, Melanie Safka, Crystal Bowersox, Will Champlin, Y La Bamba, and HAIM. Jamey's performs regularly as a solo artist but collaborates with other musicians to play as a duo or band. She plays as the main act, is a great opener or she can share the stage with other like artists, on a full line-up.
She will need a vocal mic on a boom stand, a direct input for acoustic guitar & ukulele (when needed), She likes a good amount reverb on vocals and using her own Fender Princeton for a vintage feel. Depending on venue and location she can use in-house sound system & back-line or work it out with other musicians to share gear. Jamey can coordinate any additional set-up and equipment needs for the stage if using other musicians in her set, which may include bass, drums and additional vocal/instrument mics.
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