jessica rhaye ~ BIO
Jessica Rhaye works the fertile folk/pop/country ground somewhere west of The Waifs and east of a young Cindy Church. — PENGUIN EGGS MAGAZINE
Jessica Rhaye is an award-winning singer/songwriter/graphic artist with 6 full-length albums to her name and a career spanning 20 years. Jessica’s stunning vocals and lush melodies have always moved easily between folk and Americana. Her list of accolades including a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, multiple East Coast Music Award nominations, and Music New Brunswick awards. Jessica has graced many prestigious stages including the National Arts Centre, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival, Canadian Music Café, Hotel Café, Half Moon Putney and many more.
Jessica songs have been featured on CMT reality series Unstable and CBC Television’s Heartland. Her songs have twice been a finalist in the Canada Music Week National Songwriting competition as well as a finalist in the folk category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Jessica’s notable co-writing partners include Ron Sexsmith, Royal Wood, Ken Tobias, Steve Poltz and Matt Andersen.
Now a seasoned singer-songwriter and performer Jessica Rhaye has found comfort in performing with her friends in backing-band the Ramshackle Parade.