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Jamey Geston

Name Jamey Geston
Genre Folk, Singer - Songwriter
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An independent musician from Santa Barbara, CA, Jamey Geston is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, (vocals, guitar, bass, piano, ukulele) and visual artist. Jamey sees her music coinciding with art, using her designs to create merchandise as well as album art. Though her genre or style doesn’t “fit the norm” of today's music, she uses her own blend of acoustic & electric sounds to create a dreamy surf, vintage feel with smart nods of current folk-pop that can easily throw you back to the sixties.

Her music influences include artists like Angel Olsen, Joni Mitchell, Mitski, The Velvet Underground, and Elliott Smith, but enjoys listening to other artists and being inspired by little aspects of a song, along with creating and thinking of new things she can do with it. Also, seeing female musicians who are pushing the boundaries and doing so much for themselves is awesome to see, it motivates her so much. She likes writing songs and making music that paints a picture and sends a message in unconventional ways.

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.

Over the past few years, Jamey has continued to develop as a young emerging artist. Touring widely regionally she has played from coffee shops & restaurants to top music venues and festivals. She 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.

In January 2017 she released her first single, Malibu and has received favorable reviews. Jamey laid all the vocal & guitar tracks which feature her dreamy and buttery smooth vocals, while bringing in the talents of a friend, musician, and former bandmate, Maxton Schulte, on drums, bass, and percussion. Enthusiastic about her first release, she has moved on and currently recording her first studio EP, which she expects to release in 2018.