& The Icebreaker Band
Born in the heart of the north where many musical roads collide, singer/songwriter Jamie-Sue Seal was raised in a region rich in diversity. Michigan artists are historic for laying the foundation and churning out songs that made them rock, soul, folk, blues, and gospel legends. Jamie-Sue was influenced by many of these music icons and worked diligently at her craft of singing, songwriting, and performing. One needs to only briefly listen to her music to discover that she has incorporated these different styles into one solid form and thrown in a bit of humor to boot.
Lyrically--she’s a poet, vocally, she’s a pro, with a sound reminiscent of Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, and Lucinda Williams. Her music crosses time and genres resulting in her own unique brand of American roots music. She spent several years splitting her time between Nashville, Tennessee and Michigan. She recorded her first solo CD, Icebreaker, in the spring of 1999 and quickly followed that with Winterlude, her popular holiday themed CD. During this time she hooked up with charismatic guitarist and friend, Greg Jenkinson, and they began to write songs together. With some of these new tunes in hand, Jamie-Sue headed back to Nashville and with the help of producer, Tim Thompson, she recorded her third CD, Fly Away. Jamie-Sue and Greg began to play out together and occasionally formed a trio with innovative percussionist, Ben Godoshian. This led to the formation of the IceBreaker Band that eventually included a talented young songwriter with an amazing voice named Andy Chorkey and Dave Keeney whose soulful fingers lay down those low notes on the bass guitar.
In 2003, Fly Away received airplay on several radio stations across the country and Jamie-Sue Seal and the IceBreaker Band took their rootsy folk-rock selves on the road and toured the west/southwest, midwest, and northeast states promoting the CD with shows, appearances, and radio interviews. On the heels of this success, the whole band made their way back into the studio, & with Tim Thompson producing once again, they have plans to release their newest CD entitled free in 2004. The IceBreaker Band will continue to spread the word to “get ya some” of their American Roots Music: hillbilly endorsed~hippie approved.
Jamie-Sue's CD's are available through CD BABY
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I am really looking forward to seeing Jamie-Sue at the Memphis Smoke night in December, Stay tuned for a full review of that show.
Jamie Sue can be heard on DetroitCountryMusicRADIO
Homeward Bound MP3
Drinking the River Dry MP3
Smokin' Sleddog Records
P.O. Box 657
DeWitt Michigan 48820
Management & Booking:
Kacey Charles Management