The Rochester, NY native who now calls Hillsborough, NC her home began writing songs as a college student in Kingston, Jamaica. Before moving to North Carolina, Jess spent eight years soaking up the live music culture of Austin, TX. Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Jess Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. Jon Pareles of The New York Times calls her a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacitywho finds parables in the everyday and also finds humanity behind the archetypal. Jess was named a 2015 Finalist in the highly regarded Kerrville New Folk Competition.
A native of New Jersey, June started a his first band in 1999 and began playing in clubs in and around New York City. In 2002, he released his debut record, Crooked and followed it up with Lovesick in 2007. Since then, June has released two records: string-band stomper Exile on Wilson Street and the socio-political roots rocker Talkin' Revolution Blues. Both critically acclaimed records draw on June's experiences as a working-class American as well as his battles with addiction, depression and heartbreak. The songs on those records have found an audience not only in America, but across the Atlantic as well, "My story is the story of the everyday, average person: You work your ass off. You don't get paid enough. You don't get enough respect . You struggle to break even. And at the end of most days, you're left wondering if it's worth it. People everywhere connect with that. And more so these days.