Artist Info

Vocal • Guitar• Ukulele • Piano
Genre:
Folk
Endorsed By:
Daisy Rock Guitars

Jamey Geston

JAMEY GESTON
SINGER • SONGwRITER • MUSICIAN

INDIE•FOLK•ACOUSTIc–POP

An organic mix of indie, blended in a folksy beat, and flavored with a pinch of acoustic pop!

Southern California singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamey Geston has been performing at festivals and showcases from Southern California to Arizona for the past few years. At the young age of 14, Jamey plays several different instruments to include the guitar: acoustic/electric, bass, ukulele, and piano. Jamey is no stranger to performing as she starting singing in front of an audience at age four, singing at farmers market at age six, and picked up guitar at the age eight.

A self-described folksy with a kick of indie-pop, “I'm really inspired by a lot of the british bands and artists like The Kooks and Birdy because they seem to know how to phrase things well, so poetic and lovely. I also enjoy Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, and Ingrid Michaelson and I take in a lot from artists like them, lyrically. I tend to do my own thing musically, however, if I had to pick and choose who I find my music to resemble and inspire me the most, I would definitely say Bon Iver, Regina Spektor, and even a bit of a throwback to the 60s with Joni Mitchell.” Other music influences are NeverShoutNever, Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros.

In her short career, Jamey has accomplished quite a bit as she has opened for legendary folksinger, Judy Collins, shared the stage with 'First Lady of Woodstock', Melanie Safka in Phoenix, AZ, has been a featured artist in Emmy Winning, BackBeat Music Magazine TV Segment, is endorsed by Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Steve Clayton Picks, Shubb Capos and Capturing Couture guitar straps. Jamey was a finalist in “Ones to Watch” Emerging Singer/Songwriter, at Zoey’s Cafe (Ventura, CA). She had the honor of being the youngest artist to debut on the new Grand Plaza Stage at the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA in January of 2013.

As far as what she is working on, “I've been writing lots of songs and I've started preparation for recording. Hopefully by the end of this year an EP will be in progress or even complete! I'm really excited because I feel like my sound is maturing and I can't wait till I can share it with everyone who supports me!”

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY 

“Jamey is a darling and so talented, a beautiful young artist and singer.” 

Judy Collins, Grammy Winner & Legendary Folksinger

.... Geston’s voice is sweet, powerful, and surprisingly nuanced. She name-checks everyone from The Kooks to Joni Mitchell as influences (we hear traces of Vanessa Carlton and Regina Spektor) and pens her own songs to boot. Oh, to be young.

─ Aly Comingore,  Pop Culture Editor Santa Barbara Independent

… she eschews the typical cloying finger-picking of the indie singer songwriter and plays both guitar and uke with a driving, aggressive right hand that makes the instrument work hard to establish a hard edge and cascading rhythm even as she uses her voice to ramp up and through and over the plateaus at the end of measures with a disquieting, dark counterpoint to the girl-song sing-song that no one that young has done since an early Joni Mitchell.

─ David Keene, Executive Editor - AVNetwork

… she eschews the typical cloying finger-picking of the indie singer songwriter and plays both guitar and uke with a driving, aggressive right hand that makes the instrument work hard to establish a hard edge and cascading rhythm even as she uses her voice to ramp up and through and over the plateaus at the end of measures with a disquieting, dark counterpoint to the girl-song sing-song that no one that young has done since an early Joni Mitchell.

David Keene, Executive Editor - AVNetwork

… I was truly impressed by the way she carried off a solo effort on the same stage that had played host to Tower of Power, the Legends of Rock and the California Transit Authority. She owned the stage and turned in one of the finest performances, making this NAMM the best ever for live music. If she continues to grow as she has this past year, she has the skills to be a mega star.

Robert Leggett, LA Music Critic- Examiner.com

I saw you performing at the NAMM Show a couple of weeks ago as I was walking towards the main hall                  on Sunday. There was something about your music that made me stop and listen - and I'm glad I did ! I recorded Butterfly Kisses and have been playing it over & over ever since. I look forward to seeing you perform live again and buying some of your music.

George Conte, Woodland Hills, CA

... I was extremely impressed with her versatility, sweet nature and great ear for melody & pitch. And at 14 she was  already impersonating John Lennon on the piano, but with her OWN SONG!

Robert Barrett, Ventura Events/Barrett Productions

 

NAMM PRESS ARTICLES

Teenagers on the rise: Jamey Geston

Robert Leggett -LA Music Critic, Examiner.com

BIG SURPRISE AND SMALL VICTORIES AT NAMM 2013

David Keene- Executive Editor, AVNetwork

FAVORITE MOMENTS AT NAMM.

Robert Leggett -LA Music Critic, Examiner.com

TOP TWENTY TO WATCH 2013

Robert Leggett -LA Music Critic, Examiner.com

 

Highlights 

  • Invited to open for Legendary Judy Collins at The Canyon Club - Agoura CA

  • 2013 SB Indy Downtown Sound Battle of the Band Finalist (only solo artist against five all male bands)

  • The 2013 Santa Barbara Band Guide "Get Up Close and Personal" with the "805’s Next Great Music Makers" 

  • Feature Artist- August 2013 Guitar It Up For Girls

  • Featured artist and interview on Emmy-Winning BackBeat Music Magazine TV Segment - Santa Barbara

  • The youngest and olny solo artist to debut on the new Grand Plaza Stage NAMM 2013 – Anaheim, CA

  • Finalist- 2012 Zoey's Cafe “One to Watch” Emerging Songwriter (Youngest to advance to finals in three - year history)

  • Featured Artist Interview Girls Rock Web Series: Jamey Geston - A Gifted Girl with A Dream

  • Featured on The Better Show a nationally syndicated lifestyle TV show, in its special "Women Who Inspire": Daisy Rock, Girl Guitar Tish Ciravolo episode, which launched May 7, 2012

  • Featured in the Guitar Center's Daisy Rock Guitar endorsed artists display at all 219 Guitar Center locations, nationwide.

  • Opened for 'First Lady of Woodstock' Melanie Safka in Phoenix, AZ, at only 12 years of age.

  • Four Artist Endorsements:

Daisy Rock Guitars

Clayton Guitar Picks & Accessories

Shubb Capos

Capturing Couture Straps and Accessories