Jami Lynn Trio
Jami Lynn Trio will be performing at the ARCC – Library Auditorium
225 3rd Ave. SE (2nd Floor, Handicap Accessible)
With high honors in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival’s Songwriting Showcase Finals, her latest folk album “Fall is a Good Time to Die” named to The Telegraph’s top country albums of the year(next to Willie Nelson, The Punch Brothers, and Dar Williams), and critics proclaiming her “5 out of 5 stars, essential listening” (Empty Bottles and Broken Souls), it’s been a good couple of years. Add to that a first-time jazz release with bassist Andrew Reinartz, and a critically acclaimed folk project with Eliza Blue, The Nesters, and you have the master of musical metamorphosis that is singer/songwriter Jami Lynn. But these accolades are not only the culmination of hard work and good luck, but the fruition and maturing of two musical passions-of writing and performing.
Hailing from the Great Plains of eastern South Dakota, Jami began performing folk and bluegrass music at the age of thirteen. It took a little coaxing from her grandfather to make the transition from the audience to the stage, where old-time country, polka, and regional folk music reigned supreme. At the age of sixteen, Jami began accompanying herself on guitar and writing her own music. After high school, Jami Lynn attended the University of South Dakota majoring in Vocal Performance. Though it was clear that opera was not in her cards, Jami stuck with music, spending a semester at Tennessee State University in Nashville to study Commercial Music and immerse herself in singer/songwriter scene. While the experience honed her performance and songwriting skills, it also heightened Jami’s awareness of her deep connection to the landscape and culture of the Upper Midwest.
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