Jasmine Bailey is a young, vivacious singer-songwriter from the mountains of Northern California. Her style is rooted in the jazz, blues and folk music she grew up listening to, but this young visionary has a path all her own. In 2016, after winning an award in Voice and Songwriting from the National Youngarts Foundation, she independently produced and released her first EP, Wild Woman. This showcased not only Jasmine's dreamy songwriting abilities, but also her passion to create an empowering artistic life for herself, and to inspire others to do the same.
Jasmine continues to win audiences over with her rich, warm voice and a style that has been likened to Norah Jones, Lianne La Havas and Sarah Bareilles. Her songwriting evokes the timeless quality of vintage blues and her playful and honest personality engages and enchants listeners. The performances are an important part of her artistry; she tells stories, digs into the emotions of the songs, and offers up a raw and genuine heart in an age of cynicism and disenchantment.
Having trouble staying in one place for too long proves to be a reoccurring theme in Bella’s post-high school life, moving from LA to Seattle, Seattle to Vermont, and Vermont back to LA all in just one year.
This trouble is tangible on her debut album, Luck of the Draw, when she closes its opener, “Far Gone”, with the line, “disguise all of my goodbyes, and in the morning I'll be gone”. But her ephemeral plight appears to transcend geography on tracks like “Cynicism”, which could easily take off right where “Far Gone” left off as she sings, “Was it wise to believe that my sweetness would last?” This is only one of Luck of the Draw’s many lyrical themes that pieced together create something closer to a fully formed human than album.
Though clearly carved from the same sonic wood as Angel Olsen and Adrianne Lenker, Bella shapes her own sound with lush harmonies and warm reverb. The result is a sparse, honest record, with both singing and songwriting at their best.