Origin: Southern California | Santa Barbara County
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Dreamy, Vintage, Folk-Pop
Years Active: 2011- Present
Opening Act: Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Jeff Bridges, Dishwalla, Crystal Bowersox, Will Chaplin, HAIM, Y LA Bamba,
Other: Dante Elephante - played bass at Noise Pop Festival '17
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, 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 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/musicians such as; Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Albert Lee, Jeff Bridges, Melanie Safka, Dishwalla, and HAIM.
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.
You can practice and prepare your whole life but you can't plan a performance like this. It was incredible and the crowd was silent the whole time. An honor to share a stage with you.
George Pendergast, Dishwalla (Drummer)
Alcazar Rises Benefit -Thomas Fire Relief Concert | Alcazar Theatre
The renowned area creator, known by and large as one of our region’s most promising young performers. Geston is in the midst of recording her first studio EP, which she expects to release in late 2017 or early 2018, so consider this music critic excited for what’s to come.
Richie Demaria - Positively State Street
Santa Barbara Independent Magazine
Jamey's songs are really special- they're a compelling blend of genres, vintage sounds with smart nods to current folk-pop. I hear bits of my faves like Townes Van Zandt, Angel Olson. The lyrics and arrangements are great, and obviously, the vocals are stunning.
Tara Perkins, Hard Land Management
BIG SURPRISE AND SMALL VICTORIES AT NAMM ...Solo. A girl, and a guitar. ... she uses her voice to ramp up and through and over the plateaus at the end of measures with a disquieting, dark counterpoint to the girl-song sing-song that no one that young has done since an early Joni Mitchell. ...none had a better platform than this girl had....
A small victory for a new voice.”
She owned the stage and turned in one of the finest performances, making this NAMM the best ever for live music. Geston makes each cover she does her own and covers a wide range of artists. ...Geston is a seasoned professional with a long career ahead in the music business.
Robert Leggett, LA Music Critic
She’s a platinum blonde who knows how to bend notes.
It seems this young vocalist has found her sound.”
Mark Brickley - Music Beat, Coastal View News
It takes a lot of guts to open for Peter Frampton in a full house at the Lobero...the best song was called "Malibu" by a blonde gal, (I later learned from Glide Magazine she is Jamey Geston) with tons of attitude..she played a gold glitter guitar and she was adorable ..the song was off the charts.
Mick Von Caw - Santa Barbara News-Press Blog
Geston’s voice is sweet, powerful, and surprisingly nuanced. She name-checks everyone from The Kooks to Joni Mitchell as influences (we hear traces of Vanessa Carlton and Regina Spektor) and pens her own songs to boot.
Aly Comingore, Pop Culture Editor,
SB Independent Magazine
Santa Barbara, CA
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