“Jamie Drake is one of the most talented and amazing artists that I have worked with at PledgeMusic. Both recorded and live I have had the pleasure of watching Jamie move from strength to strength. From 'Plumbline' to 'Maple Street' being stuck for ever in my head from the first listen, discovering Jamie's music has been an amazing and rare pleasure." Benji Rogers - Founder PledgeMusic
Jamie stumbled onto the Hotel Cafe scene and made her presence known by singing back up for resident artists - which led to appearances on several albums (Brian Wright, Sally Jaye, Joe Firstman). She was recognized by Michael Rosenblatt (Madonna, Depeche Mode) for her songwriting ability and won a contest he was putting on at LP33.tv. One thing led to another, and she found herself working with what was to become a new kind of music platform - Pledge Music - to release her debut, “When I Was Yours,” which showed the beginning of her range of writing. “Mercurial songs like the defiant Plumbline, the ethereal Beautiful and the spectral Being Alone recall the past and present poles of the rustic cow-blues of Bob Dylan (circa John Wesley Harding) and J Tillman - very little on the album sounding remotely “modern” and would sit nicely amongst a playlist of Judee Sill, Karen Dalton, Sandy Denny and the Roches. An accomplished album from an intriguing singer-songwriter.” (powerofpop) Jamie's music caught the eyes and ears of Academy Award-winner, Tim Robbins, who invited her to open his national and international touring for "Tim Robbins and the Rouges Gallery band." Jamie and Tim penned a song together that they sang on tour as well.
Jamie has enjoyed spending time teaching children how to use their imagination in the form of songwriting, performance and recording, at The Boys and Girls Club in Santa Monica. She has also had the pleasure of leading music workshops two years in a row at the rapidly growing conference - The DO Lectures - other speakers including Peter Farrelly and Maria Popova. Drake has had the honor of singing with Moby - both live and on his 2015 release. Her songwriting has been cut by American Idol Alumnus, Didi Benami, and on the 2015 release, "Revelries," by Humming House. She has had the pleasure of performing an original written for her for the indie film, “The Odd Way Home," as well as writing and performing for commercials. Songs from "When I Was Yours" have been featured on a number of television shows, including the box set for "Felicity." Whether it is writing her next solo release, or with her writing and producing partner, AJ Minette, for their band, Nobel, she continues to aim at generating creative, heartfelt, intelligent music that will speak to an audience looking for hope and inspiration.
Lonesome Traveler Musical
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