BAND MEMBERS:

 

Joan Meyer: singer/songwriter, guitar, bass, keyboard

 

Lauren Semler: guitar, bass, vocals

often accompanied by various artists

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BLUE FUNK, Jessie Rae's 2016 release, is raw and full of feel. The tracks on BLUE FUNK include originals by Joan M. Meyer and Lauren G. Semler as well as the cover Garden of Eden by John Dawson of New Riders of the Purple Sage. BLUE FUNK is about living in the real world of climate change, suicide, mourning, corporate greed, struggling to make ends meet, letting go, getting let go, flashing back, and in spite of it all, still finding a way to be thankful. Jessie Rae skillfully fuses contemporary and existential themes into dynamic and spirited songs.

Available

ALBUMS

 

This demo features Jessie Rae's original music since the 2000 release of their CD A Tribute to Jill. Percussionist Mike Crabbe adds his soulful grooves to each track. This CD displays Jessie Rae's own flair for R&B, blues, rock & reggae.

 

Released September 2000. 
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Joan M. Meyer at Jessie Rae Records in Portland Oregon.

 

Joan's other work

Lonesome Taxi
1995 & 1996

 

For more information about Joan's earlier works as bassist and songwriter of Lonesome Taxi, go to Lonesome Taxi's home page.

 

 

TranSister  1985

 

Members: Paula Jo Vaden, 
Margo Girard, Dana Vion, 
Cheryl Camelio, Joan Meyer

 

Gabby's Wish - Original motion picture
2012 - Directed by Hollie Olson

 

Original song by Joan Meyer "It Came Down to Me"

 

Jessie Rae's featuring Joan Meyer, has been described as "roots pop with a blues edge" and "cool funky folk." The band displays a flair for R&B, blues, and reggae. They also have a knack for playing a more mellow, acoustic sound that incorporates jazz, folk and rock.  Joan's song. "It Came Down to Me" is a wonderful addition to the soundtrack as incidental music.

 

 

 

Joan Meyer releases another round of originals featuring some of Portland's finest musicians including Lauren Semler and Jim Bronson on guitars, Wendy Coburn on percussion & backup vocals, Kipp Crawford on drums, Matt Burnett on keyboards, Phil Hornik on bass, Clif Koufman on congas, and Donna Rae on backup vocals.