When describing Jamie Lin Wilson’s voice, two aspects come to mind: that honeyed tenor twang that’s become known as one of the sweetest instruments in modern folk music and that poignant, poetic, down-to-earth point of view she brings to her songwriting. An artist of singular talent and restless creativity, she broke into the Texas country/folk scene as one of the co-lead vocalists of the Gougers before the band gradually gave way to not only Wilson’s solo work (the fine EP Dirty Blonde Hair was released in 2010) but also higher-profile musical adventures with The Trishas , an all-female singer-songwriter band (founded at The MusicFest) that has toured through some of the nation’s best venues. Scoring one of the best albums of 2012 with High Wide & Handsome, the Trishas lit up the genre for a few years while always leaving Wilson room for solo gigs, guest spots on over a dozen albums, and song-swaps with like-minded artists all over Texas and beyond. Wilson’s home life as a wife and mom come through often in her music but creatively, she can portray lonesome and restless with the best of them. Multiple approaches, countless gigs, several years and nearly a million miles into what promises to be a grand career, Jamie Wilson not only runs with a good crowd: she never fails to stand out. MusicFest 2020 looks forward to Jamie Lin’s full band performance and captivating acoustic shows.
Official MusicFest Artist
Jamie Lin Wilson
Years at MusicFest:
Jumping Over Rocks (2018), Holidays and Wedding Rings (2015), Dirty Blonde Hair – EP (2010)