Fun, honest and sometimes shocking, Jes Justice sings it like it is. Country Rock with substance sung by a sweet and smokey sounding song bird that you can't take your eyes off of.
Born in Hollywood, Florida and raised in Western New York, Jess began writing music at the age of 14, sighting the Temptations and Janis Joplin as childhood muses. At age 18 Jess moved to NYC to attend AMDA, majoring in musical theater but after an acting role as a funeral home attendant left her contemplating life and death Jess began to perform in the NYC bar and club scene at venues such as the Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall. In 2009 Jess released her first album, Mirrors and since 2010 she has been a featured and background vocalist touring with the Zak Smith Band while steadily playing as a solo act on the east coast.
When you listen to Jes play it shouldn't surprise you that she cites Janis Joplin and Jewel as her biggest influences. You can hear the definite impact of the Lillith Fair generation, yet the originality and rawness of Jes' lyrics set her apart. Singing about relationships, sobriety, depression, domestic violence and dating, her lyrics bring to life what is spoken about behind closed doors on therapist couches. However, even with the depth of the content, Jes manages to make it humorous and light and you'll be humming the tunes all the way home.
Her most current and pressing project is the launch of her newest EP The Realest, which she successfully funded through a Pledge Music Campaign. This collection of songs is an illustration of “my downward spiral in New York City, the darkness of it all, and my recovery, this total turn around and second chance I have after going through a time I thought would never end.” explains Jes. The album marks a new chapter in Jes' life and she is elated to invite her friends and fans to join her on this journey by becoming involved with the album.