Every so often an artist comes along who reminds you how passionate music can be. It's even more surprising when the artist is at the beginning of a very promising career. Blind from birth and only twenty two years old, her powerful voice, insightful songwriting and lyrics along with her contagious energy have already been compared to Tori Amos, Fiona Apple and Feist, but comparisons do not do justice to Jessica Callahan's distinct talent. She is truly one of a kind. After jumping feet first in the music business at an early age of thirteen, she recorded two albums by the time she graduated from High School while performing at all the L.A. Clubs. In 2006 Jessica recorded her first master production with Producer /Engineer Lynne Earls @ the Jungle Room in Glendale, Ca. While Jessica handled Piano and Vocals, the accomplished musicians involved with the production of her Self Titled debut album only accentuate the soulful melodies apparent in Jessica's writing. With Mario Calire and Matt Chamberlain on drums (The Wallflowers, Ozomotli, Liz Fair, Van Morrison, Elton John and Fiona Apple). Grecco Burrato on guitar (Pink, Boys ll Men). Shawn Davis and Andre DeSantanna on bass (Nikka Costa, Jesse McCartney). Tim Pierce on guitars (Seal, Michael Jackson) and the powerful keyboard and mellotron arrangements of Patrick Warren (Ashlee Simpson, Melissa Etherage, Jewel) A mix of beautiful melodies and pop hooks, Jessica Callahan is a new breed of artist. On songs like 'City Streets' and 'Better Change' you can hear her mixed influences (A blend of Tori Amos-like emotion, Rufus Wainwright-like eclecticism, and Gavin DeGraw-like pop sensibility) shine through while still holding on to a very distinct quality all her own, a quality that can only come from passion and struggle. At the end of a year recording, Jessica peeled herself out of the studio with an album of epic proportions. The records eleven songs beautifully illustrate every facet of Jessica Callahan. It's a perfect travelogue of life growing up in the new millennium. Jessica's Album is an undeniable debut masterpiece. In the meantime, she is performing and gigging on the West Coast while building her ever expanding fan base. Jessica won the Best Pop Rock Artist for 2007 at the Orange County Music Awards and was nominated Best female vocal for the 2007 L.A. Music Awards. Won 'Best Female' Orange County music awards 2008 also nominated 'Best Song' and 'Best Live Acoustic Female'
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