What is your names?my name is jennifer lynn Simpson
What is your genre of music?
i would say my genre is country/folk
Give us a little bio about you.
born and raised in southern california, always loved country music, been singing since i was 2, writing songs in my head since i was 6 and my parents wouldn’t allow me to have music lessons. I can play piano by ear and am self taught on the guitar. Bought my first guitar 7 years ago. Was an actress and model and played my music publically for the first time at a friends wedding. Years ago. It all took off from there.
Are you a signed?
No i am not signed yet
Tell us more about your single ‘On The Road’
very autobiographical song. Never was brave enough to play for people but always knew i wanted a life on the road. It dictated my other choices. But music is where i am meant to be. Its never too late to follow your heart.
Did you work on it with anyone if so who?
I wrote that song by myself, as with most of my songs. I get invited to co-write sometimes, but i like doing alone better.
What was the recording process like?
recording was amazing! East/west studios in hollywood, ca and with amazing musicians. It was heaven to me every single day!
How was the writing process for the song?
I wrote on the road in my little one bedroom apartment in los feliz california. After a hike.. feeling my usual wanderlust. Wrote in a couple hours.
You also released ‘Love’s Not Going Down’ tell us more about it.
Love’s Not Going Down was written in one night after an act of terroism. I was so upset and everyone was posting about it on social media, so i thought i write something beautiful as my way of combating the violence. I love the song.
Describe each track in two words.
each track in two words…
Loves not going down- -inspirational and meaningful
Thank for leaving- -honest and funny
On the road- -moving train
Who was the first person you let listen to the EP, when it was completed?
my best friend and bf
Will we see a tour or any gigs?
yes. I am leaving tomorrow for tour. Opening for Rick Springfield on his stripped down shows! Its awesome!!!
If so where will you be heading?
Boston, New Jersey, NY,
Do you play any instruments?
I play guitar and piano and ukulele
Who are your influences?
Patty Griffin, Trisha Yearwood, Indigo Girls, Fleetwood Mac
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Inspiration comes from everywhere. A conversation, walking in the airport. Usually its a word that someone says that triggers it.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Winning grammys and playing with all of my idols!!!!!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I love my bulldog and reading and creating, painting, anything creative really
Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
The Hollywood Bowl!
If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?
If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
Patty Griffin, Jason Aldean, Amos Lee
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
There are too many songs! Way too many. I have listened to so many songs i love a million times. Literally.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
what would be your dream show to have your music played on?
Tough one….this is us. I don’t watch a lot of tv but i saw the first episode and i plan to watch more
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Follow the voice in your head. Be honest about who you are and Share yourself!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
If it is to be, it is up to me.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?