Why is life
in the movies?
In this garden of life
I'm coming alive
I'm gonna grow
Jetty Rae is a singer-songwriter based out of Ann Arbor Michigan, originally from Northern Michigan. Jetty has been singing, touring, and recording for the past five years. While living in Hawaii for two years, she became inspired and picked up the guitar—and made many friends, which led to her first regular gigs at a place called “Dirty Jakes.” Jetty would play facing the ocean, as she recalls one time a man was so at peace while she was playing he fell asleep in his bar stool. While in Hawaii, she also joined the rap and hip-hop group Soul Chronicle, and toured the Hawaiian Islands, as well as mainland China with them. Her short stint with Soul Chronicle opened up other doors for her to record with other hip-hop groups such as The S.O.G. crew. With her first experiences in the studio under her belt, Jetty left the Independent hip-hop world for a more organic, folk sound.
She began writing her first album Blackberries (LP 2007) and borrowed the money from her Grandma to get her first album recorded, mastered, and replicated. Her first album opened the door for Jetty to tour Northern Michigan at numerous festivals, and venues: Traverse City Film Festival, The Cherry Festival, and Blissfest to name a few.
Over the past few years she has been honing her craft something she says she “wasn’t naturally talented with,” in numerous concert dates ranging from Fort Worth, to LA, Chicago to Brooklyn.
In November 2009 she released her Nobody EP, which she recorded in Nashville. Slowly but surely Jetty Rae’s voice has begun to make ripples in this congested but exciting independent music world. She recently won the JetBlue T5 contest through ourstage.com, in which she was flown to New York and performed at JetBlue’s new Terminal 5 at JFK.
Jetty has also been noticed by MTV.com’s “Needle In The Haystack.” Her song “I Love You,” was selected for a free download of the week. They also featured an interview with her in their blog.
Jetty has performed in The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn New York, The Grand Traverse Opera House, DTE Energy Center, Big Ticket Festival, and countless other venues.
She has opened for Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jay Buchanan, Juana Molina, Joey + Rory and many more. She's even shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan and Miranda Lambert at Lilith Fair in Detroit.
Jetty's highly anticipated album "Drowning in Drain" was produced and recorded entirely by Jetty. She was inspired to take audio recording classes after becoming dissatisfied with her lack of control in her previous projects. She was inspired by the do-it yourself-ness by the likes of Imogen Heap, and Aimee Mann.
Jetty's 5th album, "Climbing Clouds", mixes stories of sorrow and triumph into a 6 song EP. Her Christmas album "More than December" mixes some traditional favorites with two original tracks.
Her influences include Jennifer Knapp, Brandi Carlile, Cat Power, Ray Lamontagne, Lauryn Hill, Patty Griffin, and many more. If you’ve been to a Jetty Rae show you can agree to the fact that song-writing is her true forte, but how she marries her words to her voice and melodies is a thing to see. She has power, and restraint in her voice—the ability to pull at your heart strings delicately like in “Blink of an Eye.” On the other hand she also possesses the power to awaken a passion, a fight in all of us when she really belts it. Her hopes are to eventually start a label for independent artists like herself—that will empower artists to start where they are. She is hoping to give them the tools, studio time, experience, and resources they need to succeed in making great art.
Her aims are not to become a millionaire, or well-know, but rather to evoke a change—that is much more powerful than herself. “It doesn’t matter if I am playing for ten people, or a thousand people—it’s that one person who is touched, that one person who doesn’t feel alone anymore. That’s the power of music..and that’s why I do this.”
Jetty is always scoping out small venues, open mic’s and coffee shops for up and coming talents. If you are interested in learning more about her label please contact her @ jettyrae.com.
I've seen visions
through a portal
So wondrously foreign to this here mortal
More Than December Little Drummer Boy O, Holy Night Christmas Kiss More Than December Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Climbing Clouds Off The Grid Climbing Clouds Fallin' Too Big Kerosene Fallin' (Ballad) Drowning in Grain Nice Ones In Love Frayed Ends Alien Favorite Song Yarn Freedom Chocolate Sunrise Movies Promise La La Lu and the Lazy Moon Lazy Moon Airplane Rainy Day 1,000 Buttons Puff the Magic Dragon Imagine Michigan By & By Blackberries Beggar Blessed Child Danielley's Song Gualamina Holes Mad at you Restless Sea Sunshine Waiting Wings Won't be here Nobody I Love You Forget me not Blink of an Eye Bad Apples Little Girl
It always starts out well
with flowers maybe, and
everywhere she goes there pops up daisies
— Well, Yes Dear
November 26th, 2014
Christmas Album Released!
It's that time of the year, again, and this year I felt inspired to record some Christmas music for all of you! 4 classics and 2 originals on my new album entitled "More Than December". Check them out on iTunes. Enjoy!
October 11th, 2013
Kerosene Music Video and Single Released!
This video has a very special place in my heart. It's released today in honor of my daughter, Ella Rae Stewart. The single is available on iTunes and you can watch the video right here!
August 27th, 2013
Fallin' Music Video and Single Released!
I'm thrilled to be able to present both the music video and single download for my song "Fallin". This is the 2nd single to be released from my new EP bearing the same name. Check out the video on YouTube:
August 6th, 2013
Climbing Clouds Music Video and Single Released!
I'm thrilled to be able to present both the music video and single download for my song "Climbing Clouds". This is the 1st single to be released from my new EP bearing the same name. Check out the video on YouTube:
May 3rd , 2013
Indiegogo Campaign FUNDED!
It's done! I am just awestruck at the generosity of all my fans in support of my new music video project! Thanks to all of you we raised almost $12,000 towards the project and I CAN NOT WAIT to get started! Thank you all for your support; I really do have the best fans a girl could ask for!
April 22th, 2013
New EP & Music Videos - Indiegogo Campaign
For the past few months I've been recording a new EP, but this album is different... I no longer just hear the music, I see it. That's why I'm creating a music video to accompany each song, but I need your help to raise the funds! I found an amazing producer to work with and we've set a fundraising goal of $10,000 via Indiegogo.com. Here's the video explaining the project:
February 29th, 2011
February 28th, 2011
Released a music video for my new song "Nice Ones" today. You'll be able to get the song, as well as the rest of my new CD "Drowning in Grain" tomorrow on iTunes!
February 27th, 2011
Another Truvia ad with your's truly singing the jingle!
December 10th, 2011
For the past few weeks I've been recording for Truvia's new ads! Here's the latest:
February 18th, 2011
Released my second music video today for my song "Bad Apples". This video was made for a film directed by Sara Liza Baumann of Old Fan Films called Botomul (which means "Bad Apples" in Bengali). Big thanks, again, to Dan Stewart Photography for putting this together!
January 24th, 2011
January 22nd, 2011
In the second part of a three part series, here's Dan Stewart the director of photography talking about how my upcoming music "Forget me not" was shot. Be sure to check my YouTube channel on Monday, January 24th at 6:00pm for the premiere of "Forget Me Not".
January 21st, 2011
I'll be releasing my first music video "Forget me not" on January 24th at 6PM. Leading up to that I'll be releasing 1 video per day with those that made the video possible. Today, starts off with some behind the scene's info with me!
January 20th, 2011
January 16th, 2011
Well this has been a long time coming. I finally setup an online merchandise store! Many of you have asked me where you can get my T-Shirts and stickers online, well now you can head on over to my merch store and see all the cool stuff you can buy! Enjoy!
January 7th, 2011
A sneak peek at my upcoming music video "Forget me not"! See the video blog post below:
November 22nd, 2010
We began shooting my "Forget me not" music video and the director of photography, Dan Stewart of Dan Stewart Photography, created a blog post with some stills from the event. Check it out by clicking here.
November 17th, 2010
I made a video about who I am, what I represent, and where I have been. Check it out below!
August 18th, 2010
Added a VLOG about my Lilith experience!
August 9th, 2010
Hi All. Just wanted to say that I uploaded a bunch of new videos to my YouTube Channel, so you should be sure to check that out! I just put up all my performances from Lilith Fair so be sure to check them out! In the meantime, here is a peak at my last photoshoot courtesy of Dan Stewart Photography.
April 26th, 2010
It's been awhile since I've updated you on my new album. First of all my apologies to those of you who pre-ordered "Chasing of the Wind" off of my website a year ago! I still have a list of all your names and addresses, and you will definitely get first dibs on the new album plus cool merch! So do not fear, I have not forgotten you!!
So I am taking this summer to re-record my entire album--a lot songs that were recorded last year in Nashville! I've been taking courses and doing lot's of preparation in order for me to record, and produce myself! I'm really excited at this opportunity and challenge. The new album title is still up in the air. This whole process has been a lot of learning, and growing. In the meantime of just waiting, I found myself writing some pretty cool tunes. I will be editing this album down to my favorites! So some of the songs you see me perform may not be on this album! I am looking at a fall release date--hoping for september! I am going to try and make video blogs during the whole recording process to keep you all involved and updated, plus I think it's cool when artists I like show me how their songs were recorded! Like Imogen Heap!
As far as this summer 2010 goes, I will be touring Michigan a bit! Make sure to check out my calendar and add any dates that are in your area! I am playing with a talented bassist, James Hughes, and Devina Williams on cello. Their addition really communicates the true emotion and vision of my music. I'm really excited for these live shows coming up! I hope to see you all there!!
Lastly, I need your help once again! I am entered in a contest to play at Lilith Fair. For those of you who don't know what Lilith is, it's an amazing music festival founded by Sarah McLachlan. This festival features an all women line up! Most of my inspirations, and favorite artists are playing Lilith! Needless to say this would be an amazing opportunity and a dream come true! The date I'm competing for is July 21! BUT, I need YOU to VOTE for ME! All throughout May! In order to vote for me you need to log onto ourstage.com and create a username! Then you will need to vote for my song "I Love You," when it comes up in the judging! Voting starts May 1st, and ends May 30th! Your goal is to get me into the top 20 each round, then their panel judges will pick the one they like the best! Thanks so much, and if you want you can pass this along to your friends! Love you guys!
We built a fire, You and me
Built with the sticks of desire
And the flame of eternity
— I Love You
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