New York based singer-songwriter Jessi Mason sounds how you would imagine a screaming angel would; she draws you in with soft vulnerability, then pushes you back with a blunt force. Her songs are fiercely honest, each of them a detailed dissection of her relationships with the world, others, and herself. One reviewer writes, "Mason travels the singer-songwriter axis with so much skill and self-assurance that every song she has is a gem."
With true DIY gusto, Jessi has self-released two EPs, Hollow (2014) and Night Owl (2018). Her song “This One’s On Me” earned her a nomination for the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards. She pulls influence from canonical songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, but also deeply appreciates the attitude and power of iconic pop divas and rock stars.
Mason traverses the east coast in a packed RAV4 with her band of boys, touring to cities like Rochester, D.C., and Philadelphia. She also performs around New York and Los Angeles in venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Iridium, The Viper Room, and Hotel Cafe.
While gearing up to graduate from the Popular Music Program at University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in the spring, Jessi is currently planning what to get for her next tattoo, trying to embody the spirit of Bruce Springsteen, and writing her first full-length record.
“She moved from jazz to Americana to funk to her wheelhouse, 70s singer-songwriter, while coming to terms with sexual politics in 2018.”
“"Mason is one of the best pop songwriters around, she travels the singer songwriter axis with so much skill and self assurance that every song she has is a gem."”