performing at NAMM, January 2017.
|Born||1990 (age 26–27)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer|
|Instruments||Lead vocals, guitar, piano, drums|
|Associated acts||Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina, Loretta Lynn, Shenandoah|
Jessica Lynn (January 6, 1990) is a country music singer and songwriter.
Jessica Lynn was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Lakeland High School in Westchester County. While in college at Pace University in nearby Pleasantville, New York, Lynn received her bachelor’s degree in Adolescent Education and Mathematics and her master’s degree in Special Education and graduated with honors while being a member of The Mathematics Honor Society Kappa Mu Epsilon.
In her early teens, Lynn formed her first band and began performing professionally throughout Manhattan. She began playing the piano in middle school and taught herself the guitar and drums in high school.
At sixteen, Lynn penned a song about Alzheimer’s disease, entitled “Your Favorite Stranger,” which aided in her becoming a published ASCAP writer in the same year. Lynn performed “Your Favorite Stranger” on her father’s nationwide PBS television special, Cal – Forever and Beyond…Live In Concert, which was a No. 2 ranked PBS concert.
In 2014 she appeared on television in Jessica Lynn: This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George. In the summer of 2014 she performed at the Country Jam USA, Headwaters Country Jam, and Taste of Country Festival. Lynn was signed to Round Hill Music in 2014 by Jonnie “Most” Davis as a songwriter and artist where she traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to write and record with some of the most influential songwriters and producers in the industry, such as Clay Mills, Wade Kirby, Trey Bruce, Rachel Proctor, Mike Mobley, Bryan White, and Greg Bieck.
In 2015, in support of her second PBS television special, Lynn went on her second nationwide tour, sharing the bill with major country music talent, such as Keith Urban, Thompson Square, and Clint Black. Lynn also went on tour with country music artist Jo Dee Messina.
In 2016 Lynn performed with country music artist and songwriter Phil Vassar at Ridgefield, Connecticut’s Ridgefield Playhouse. Lynn also released her first single and music video, “Not Your Woman,” which is the lead single off her debut self-titled studio EP. Lynn’s third national tour will begin this summer, where she will perform with country music icons Trace Adkins, Shenandoah, and Loretta Lynn, preceded by her first international tour, where she headlined the American Journeys festival in Cambrai, France.
Following Lynn’s 2014 PBS special and its success, she was invited to return to the network with a 2015 program. Lynn filmed and recorded her second PBS television special Jessica Lynn- Takin’ Over : Live at The Paramount, which aired nationwide that same year, making its debut in her home state on PBS WNET. Lynn was also featured on the CBS Evening News.
On December 19, 2014 Lynn got engaged to her lead guitarist Steven Sterlacci, with whom she co-wrote the tracks “Can’t Get Enough” and “Told Me Yesterday” from her first television special. Lynn’s father and manager, Peter Calamera, plays bass guitar in her band while her mother, Victoria Calamera, is a background vocalist.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|Jessica Lynn EP||
|2016||“Not Your Woman”||N/A|