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Josie Dunne

Josie Dunne

Jess Nolan, The Harmaleighs

Thu · March 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00 - $7.00

This event is 18 and over

Josie Dunne
Josie Dunne
Josie grew up in La Grange, Illinois, a western suburb outside of Chicago along the train lines where maple and elm trees, that blanket all the homes, watch over the town — and carry in the rings of their trunks generations of moments that have shaped the lives of everyone in this very-close community.

Josie lives in his father’s childhood home — a big-porched, prairie-style home smack in the middle of town — blocks from her Catholic grammar school and high school — and a bike-ride away from everyone and every place that has been important in her life.

Josie’s sanctuary is her converted attic bedroom on the third floor — with vinyl record covers of her muses as her wallpaper. Sam Cook, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughn, Nat King Cole and Joni Mitchell watch over her from the vaulted ceiling in her bedroom.

Part of who Josie is — is her three brothers and sisters — who all use the palette of the arts to express their souls. There’s her sister Maisy (a dancer), her older brother Everett (a painter), and her youngest brother, Beecher (the actor).

Josie’s mom, Marcy, is an entrepreneur and principal of Fluid Running, and Josie’s dad, Marty, is a successful businessman by day, and the ‘Farmer in the Dell’ by night. Josie has shared her home with a gabillion pigs, miniature horses, chickens, giant turtles, hens, snakes, dogs, hampsters, fish, and you can’t begin to imagine how many exotic birds. Buses arrive at the home from local schools filled with kids to visit their bird and animal sanctuaries.

There is never a day that Josie’s couple-dozen cousins aren’t hanging in their house with one of them.

Josie went to St. Francis Xavier Catholic grade school, creating friends for life. She’s weeks away from graduating from high school at LTHS, a mammoth public high school where she can hear the morning bells ring from her house. In her school of 4000+ kids, Josie has been the Class President every year. She’s got a 4.4 GPA, and a resume of leadership activities that reads like a yellow pages.

She taught a swarm of kids from town ukulele, guitar and piano through “Josie Dunne Music School,” she launched “Music Maker’s of Western Springs Theatre” for teens, Josie has been the Young Life Student Leader, she’s a weekly deejay at WLTL, and held leadership roles on Student Council, Madrigals, Choir Board, Peer Leadership, Theatre Board, and is a founding member of the Songwriting Circle at LT.

Josie plays ukulele, piano, guitar, sings and writes — and has played hundreds of shows finding her voice in every restaurant, swimming pool, bar, school, you name it during her high school days.

A year ago she went to Los Angeles, and recorded three cover songs — that caught the attention of Scott Hendricks (“Producer of the Year,” record producer of 75+ #1 songs) and Warner Brothers’ legendary President in Nashville, John Esposito.

Josie signed a recording deal with Warner Music Group — and signed as a songwriter with Warner/Chappell Music.

Since then, she’s been writing with many of the biggest and prolific songwriters in the country, and has been the opening act on Wynonna Judd’s recent tour.

She opened for Ingrid Michaelson and Allen Stone at “Austin City Limit’s” Moody Theatre, and was recently on Whole Foods Market’s new CD with “Alabama Shakes,” Bonnie Raitt, “Mumford Songs” and “The Civil Wars.” She recently stunned 25,000 in a live event in California, and she’s in the studio in Los Angeles and Nashville writing and recording… All while she’s juggling real life.

Stay tuned…

Soulful. Exciting. Fresh.

Jess Nolan
Jess Nolan
Jess nolan, a 23-year-old New Jersey native labeled as an old soul, has been compared to strong female songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

She currently resides in Nashville where she shares her stories through her original soul-influenced pop music. Since moving to Tennessee a little over one year ago, Jess's career has been gaining quick momentum. She has performed all over town at renowned venues like the bluebird cafe, 3rd & lindsley, and exit/in. Jess was a finalist in Lightning 100 and BMI''s 2016 Road to Roo competition and the grand prize winner for their 2016 Music City Big Break competition.

Jess is a graduate from the Bruce Hornsby Creative American music program at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She competed and placed in four festival Miami songwriter's showcases and won first place in 2014 for her song, "Burn," earning her a slot opening for Jorma Kaukonen, founding member of Jefferson Airplane.

Jess's debut EP, "Strike a match", is available on Spotify and iTunes.
The Harmaleighs
The Harmaleighs
The Harmaleighs is composed of Haley Grant (Guitar/Vocals) and Kaylee Jasperson (Bass/Vocals). ​They found a mutual love for folk/americana and started creating music together in early 2013. Their memorable melodies and attention grabbing lyrics will keep you wanting more if their awkward (and hilarious) stage banter doesn't.

They have played major festivals such as Phases of the Moon, Musikfest, BMI's 8 off 8th, Nashville Pride & Key West Songwriters Fest. They released their debut EP, People Line Up in August 2013 and have toured the country. They are looking forward to seeing where else their new album, Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush takes them!
Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203