Jess Matsen is a Tucson, Arizona based songwriter that has been performing solo in town for several years, as well as performing with local groups Dream Sick & J.R.M. His intricate guitar fingerpicking serve as the perfect skeleton for sometimes ragged, sometimes velvet vocals to be draped upon. Jess’s lyrics trip in and out of consciousness, sometimes meandering through a dream and other times sitting up and spooking you with a phrase both lucid and surreal.
Celeste Amadee is a singer/songwriter with roots in Tucson and Portland. Influenced by folk and pop traditions, Celeste’s songs speak with lilting honesty of her experiences of love, loss, passion and joy. The acoustic guitar, often in alternate tunings, is her main instrument with piano as her second. At the forefront of her musical style is her lyricism and adoration of words and the power they hold. Celeste’s musical journey began in the third grade, taking her through musical theater, opera, and jazz and finally setting her down into songwriting. With a strong musical background, Celeste is a fresh voice on the musical scene, cultivating connections with her audience through the expression of life experiences that we all share. Whether performing solo or with her band, Celeste Amadee is a dynamic performer; sharing her music and her soul with expressivity and vulnerability.