I have played music all my life. I began on the piano around the age of four, then switched to violin and later guitar, singing and songwriting.

I am excited to be embarking on my first "solo" recording project, comprising all original songs written over the past few years. It's been a crazy few years in my world - endings and new beginnings in life and love, amidst political and social chaos in the world at large. Music has been both my refuge and my celebration during this time, and a lot of songs have come out of it! My favorites will be collected together in this album. 

I started performing solo a few years ago at The Alcove, the tiniest bar in Evanston, IL. I played every Saturday night for a year, sitting in the window with my guitar, with my audience only a few feet away. Many of these songs were written during that time, and I hope this album will recreate the warmth of those intimate performances. 

Visit my fundraising page for more info about my recording project: https://www.gofundme.com/jess-slater-music

Some of my original music is posted at reverbnation.com.