Canadian singer/songwriter Jessica Mitchell brilliantly challenges many of the norms and conventions we associate with the country music genre. Mitchell caught the attention of multiple news outlets, including The Toronto Star and Global News, when a video she posted to Facebook of her hearing her new single “Workin’ On Whiskey” on the radio for the first time went viral.
“Workin’ on Whiskey” was the top added Canadian Country song to radio for the week of July 17. This summer, shaping up to be Mitchell’s busiest, includes an opening slot on the Kiefer Sutherland tour, several performances at major music festivals and a first time chart climbing hit single. Nominated for a CCMA Award for Roots Artist of the Year, September will bring the London, Ontario native back to her hometown for Country Music Week and the CCMA Award show.
Mitchell’s EP “Hold Onto The Light” was released April 1, 2016. The EP’s first single, “Grown Up Things,” produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dave Brainard (Brandy Clark, Jerrod Niemann) and co-written with Luke Sheets (Plumb), is a soul-searching song about loss and change, of not wanting to deal with the curve balls that life t rows at us. It showcases her powerful and pure voice and her considerable songwriting skills.