It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, the most festive time of year. Jessica Mitchell will get you in the holiday spirit with her countrified version of Blue Christmas. Enjoy her warm soulful tone in this beautiful rendition of a Christmas classic. Check it out, and it’ll certainly become one of your holiday favourites!
Singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell has been lauded as ‘country’s Adele’ and likened to Sheryl Crow, and much like them, her genre-bending vocals and tone are universally appealing. She is, at heart, a storyteller – an open book, inspired by the raw honesty and storytelling nature of the genre. Mitchell’s much anticipated debut album Heart of Glass, was released in 2018. Her latest single, a heartfelt impactful duet, “Somebody Gonna Get Hurt” featuring Tim Hicks, is out across all platforms.
She has spent the last decade travelling between Toronto and Nashville, collaborating with top-notch songwriters, focusing on writing new music and crafting her richly unique sound. The record embodies powerful and soulful melodies and lyrical brilliance, while showcasing Mitchell’s vocal talent in the purest of forms – and the result is utterly and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Mitchell’s “Workin’ on Whiskey” was the top added song to radio at the time of release. 2016 and 2017 were ground-breaking years for the rising star, which saw Mitchell open for Kiefer Sutherland, Royal Wood, Ron Sexsmith, Terri Clark, Bonnie Raitt, take to the stage at large-scale festivals, and snag a coveted Guild Sponsorship. A career highlight included being asked to honour Neil Young with a Tribute at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at Massey Hall. In 2018, Jessica also hit the road on a cross-country tour with Canadian icon, Johnny Reid.
Mitchell believes that pain and loss are oftentimes at the heart of every relatable piece of music. As she puts it, “You’ll never see the light until it’s completely dark, and it got dark for a while.” After losing her mother to a long battle with cancer, Mitchell had her own epiphany about what kind of artist she wanted to become. Her hope is that by sharing grief, and other personal experiences through her music, she will forge genuine bonds with her audience. When listening to Mitchell’s music, she makes it very easy for you to latch on to her genuine, powerful lyrics – while making just anyone realize they are not alone.
Mitchell just completed her Heart of Glass tour Part II, leaving audiences and fans captivated and wanting more. We look forward to see what the future holds for Jessica.
Top Country’s Pick of the Week: Blue Christmas by Jessica Mitchell now added to the official Top Country HolidaySongs playlist.
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