Jessica, known professionally as Jessi Laine, is a singer and songwriter from Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Performing for audiences since grade school, Jessi has an original style that blends her love of Motown and musical theatre into one to create a heartfelt, emotional story that audiences can relate to. She openly talks about her love of heavy metal and rock music, which is often reflected in her original music. Her early years were spent taking vocal and piano lessons where she discovered her love for the craft and began writing songs at the piano at a young age to play for her friends. She was active in choir and musicals throughout high school and participated in music contests, graduating in 2000 from Gering High School in Scotts Bluff County. Following graduation, she attended Western Nebraska Community College on a vocal scholarship. That year the choir was featured as musical guests for the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres’ game in Denver, Colorado in May 2001 singing the National Anthem. She went on to do regional theatre, having several roles in musicals and plays as well as directing Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” in Sidney, NE.
Jessi went on to pursue her love of music composition in 2016 when she began focusing her time on creating original music under the tutelage of Grammy-nominee, filmmaker, composer and producer David Calkins. After several years of writing and performing covers, as well as her own music, Jessi recorded her first EP “Let Go” in Longmont, Colorado. Her EP title is the title for one of the tracks and is set to be released late 2018. Jessi is the mother of three boys and enjoys her “gym time” and time with friends and family.