This young songstress has been writing and composing songs since the age of 10 when she began taking piano lessons from the retired lady down the street. Growing up in small town Salmon Arm BC, she developed a love and appreciation for everything country. Jessica likes boys that wear plaid. She likes beer. She likes two-stepping to George Strait in country bars. But most of all, she loves to sing.
At a young age, she realized her musicality could take her places. After years of being asked to sing around the campfire at family gatherings (with no piano in sight and having to do awkward renditions of country songs a capella) she decided it was best to pick up a guitar. With the help of this acoustic guitar (named Blue), she has written many ear-catching melodies and clever lyrics. "I write songs about what I think is important and what other people can relate to. I love witty lyrics & songs that have a good story. I appreciate the simple, direct, sometimes blunt, story-like lyrics that make country music so honest".
In 2008, Jessica was accepted into the Grant MacEwan University Music Program in Vocal Jazz, and has grown to be a very versatile musician. Her high energy and likable personality is apparent in all of her performances. She is very grounded and confident in what she does on stage and that’s what makes her so memorable; People stop what they're doing and listen. Jessica delivers her songs with a powerful, smooth vocal quality that leaves definite hints of classic country and blues. Her unique and memorable singing voice reflects her sincerity & soul in everything she does.
2010 is going to be a good year for Jessica. She has kept herself very busy since September. She performs with her band The Whiskey Pissers, singing as well as playing guitar & harmonica. She has been in and out of the studio since September, and plans to release an EP within the year. Jessica Marsh is on a constant climb upwards, inspiring those that get to experience her natural talent. Her music truly reflects who she is as a person; because like her music, Jessica is believable, confident and most importantly, real.