“Swirling, mist-covered folk that reaches into the great divide and assures everything will be all right.” -Eugene Weekly
Caitlin Jemma is a small-town girl with a big country heart. Speaking to adventure, self-discovery, and ancestry, her songwriting reflects roots in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Pacific Northwest. With music that is influenced by tradition and delivered with soul, Caitlin Jemma brings a wholesome and enlivened energy to the deep rooted traditions of storytelling folk.
A childhood spent in the high desert of Northern Nevada, surrounded by country western artists, a lifelong penchant for writing poetry, and a love for music ranging from Gillian Welch to Charles Bradley contribute to the natural ease and sincerity that flows throughout Jemma’s songwriting. With vocals tempered by country, bluegrass, and soul, Jemma’s style and execution is sweet, but rugged, rowdy, and uncompromising.
As a full time touring artist, Jemma performs both solo and with a rotating cast of musicians collectively known as The Goodness. With three self-released albums to her credit (solo and with band) – Old Joy (2016), Lick Them Wounds (2013), Home Means the Hills (2012), and a growing tour and festival calendar, Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness are quickly becoming a fixture on the Northwest acoustic music scene. Caitlin Jemma has shared the stage with artists such as Peter Rowan, The Brothers Comatose, Shook Twins, John Craigie, and Woody Pines, to name a few. Jemma was also chosen as a 2016 Folk Alliance International Official Showcase performer.
Caitlin Jemma is a bold and spirited singer-songwriter who brings a fresh sense of creativity and inspiration to contemporary roots music. “There is beauty in pain, and beauty in bliss,” Jemma says. “With my music I’d like to offer the full spectrum, and show others that fearlessness to express who you are. It is a journey into wholeness.”