Jessica Lee Wilkes

  • Springfield, IL
  • 11/11/2015
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About

Jessica Lee Wilkes is no stranger to the spotlight.  Her EP Lone Wolf (June 2015, Free Dirt Records) may be her debut release, but for the past five years she’s been a key member of the JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers, penning songs, sharing lead vocal duties, and playing a critical role in furthering the groove and swagger the band is known for via her dynamic stage presence and skills on upright bass.

But with Lone Wolf, Jessica Lee Wilkes trades in her upright for an electric bass, and takes over center stage; her empowering aura and skillful musicianship continue, leaving no question of her rightful place as a commanding front woman. The five song EP takes Jessica's raw rock ‘n roll edge to new heights and scorches you with the fire of a fearless femme fatale.  Hearkening back to classic 50s rock ‘n roll and rhythm and blues, Jessica injects these forms with an energy and vigor that shake the dust off a classic sound.  Complete with swinging brass parts, surf-inspired guitar licks, and punchy handclaps, Lone Wolf is an infectiously timeless record. 

Based in Paducah, KY, Jessica has won over many a famous fan throughout her musical career, including rock legend Wanda Jackson, Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys, along with JD McPherson and his band; in fact, Jason Smay, drummer in McPherson's band, recorded drums on Lone Wolf, while guitar parts were provided by celebrated rockabilly guitarist Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets. 

2016 will see Jessica continuing to pound the pavement with her touring band (electric guitar, electric bass, saxophone, drums). The Lone Wolf Tour has already made its way through much of the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic USA, including shows opening for acts such as JD McPherson, The Bellfuries and Legendary Shack Shakers.

 

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Jessica Lee Wilkes Brings Her Soulful Rock 'n Roll Sound to Springfield, IL on November 11

On the heels of her debut EP release (Lone Wolf, June 2015, Free Dirt Records) Jessica Lee Wilkes is bringing her fiery live performance to Springfield, IL on November 11th for a show at Bar None. Along with this performance in Springfield, Jessica will tour the Midwest this November and December, including shows opening for Legendary Shack Shakers and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

Jessica Lee Wilkes is no stranger to the spotlight;  Lone Wolf may be her debut album, but for the past five years she’s been a key member of the JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers, penning songs, sharing lead vocal duties, and playing a critical role in furthering the groove and swagger the band is known for via her dynamic stage presence and skills on upright bass.

But with Lone Wolf, Jessica trades in her upright for an electric bass, and takes over center stage; her empowering aura and skillful musicianship continue, leaving no question of her rightful place as a commanding front woman. Hearkening back to classic 50s rock ‘n roll and rhythm and blues, Jessica injects these forms with an energy and vigor that shake the dust off a classic sound. 

Dispatch Details

Concert Start Time: 9:00pm
Venue: Bar None
Venue St. Address: 245 S 5th Street
Venue City, State: Springfield, IL
Venue Zip: 62701
Venue Link: Click here
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