Wednesday, July 10th: JESCA HOOP
Jesca Hoop is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, who writes and performs in diverse musical styles. She has released five studio albums of her own, as well as live, acoustic and dual albums with others.
A native of Santa Rosa, California, Jesca Hoop got her big break thanks to her gig as a nanny for Tom Waits' children in the early 2000s. Hoop had grown up in a musically inclined Mormon family, but left the fold soon after her parents separated when she was 14. She traveled around California, Wyoming, and Arizona writing songs and honing her craft before settling down with the Waits family for a period of five years. Tom Waits took a liking to Hoop's offbeat folk songs and passed her demo along to KCRW. Her full-length debut, “Kismet,” was released in 2007 and landed on the Billboard independent and Heatseekers album charts.
Hoop has collaborated with many artists, such as Peter Gabriel, Iron & Wince, Andrew Bird, and Wilco.
Hoop’s eighth release, “Stonechild,” was recently added to WYCE’s library.