Dudley Taft grew up in a country called the "Midwest", where he learned the values of friendship, roots blues, rock 'n' roll and a good ear of corn. With a background that includes Berklee College of Music as well as years touring with rock bands Sweet Water and Second Coming, Dudley is a thinking man’s blues rocker. There’s plenty of swagger here, but also the sensitivity of a thoughtful songwriter. In his music you’ll hear delta roots mingling with Seattle grunge, a southern twang with a high-octane propulsion.

Dudley’s music career began in high school when he founded the band Space Antelope with friend Trey Anastasio (of Phish). In the 1990’s he founded Seattle band Sweet Water, touring the states with Monster Magnet, Candlebox and Alice in Chains. After recording two albums for Atlantic, he left the band to resurrect Second Coming. More touring followed with an album on Capitol Records and a taste of success thanks to the single “Vintage Eyes” which made it to #10 on the Rock Radio charts. In 2006, Dudley started playing blues rock in Seattle, and released the album Left For Dead in 2011. Deep Deep Blue followed in 2013, and along with Left For Dead was released in Europe on the M.i.G. label. His latest release, Screaming In The Wind, produced by Emmy award winner Tom Hambridge and featuring Reese Wynans on keyboards is available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. Dudley now makes his home in Cincinnati, OH.

Since 2011 the Dudley Taft band has toured the US and Europe, playing clubs, theaters and festivals, notably the Waterfront Blues Festival in 2011 and Dzień Bluesa in Warsaw, Poland in 2014. The band finished it's latest tour of northern Europe in May of 2015.

Dudley's music can be heard in movies and on television, most notably The Sixth Sense, and on That Metal Show, Gene Simmon's Family Jewels and many more.

American Idol Season XIV Alumna (2015)
Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Artist of the Year, 2016
Jess Lamb is currently writing, producing and recording at Harrison Skydeck in O.T.R., Cincinnati with Hungry Lucy's Warren Harrison. Catch Jess Lamb and The Factory (Kasey Williams/Warren Harrison) on tour this year.

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"You're really...the definition of creativity..." ~Harry Connick Jr.

"You have a real point of view. You're an artist, that's plain to see..." ~Jennifer Lopez

"If I was sitting at a club...and you started singing, I would stop, and you would hold my attention until you finished." ~Keith Urban​

"Marvelous musicianship coupled with powerful feminine vocals soaring with such soul they would make the late Janis Joplin either weep with joy, or cry in envy.​" ~Cincy Vibe​

"Lamb is an indie artist to the core; she writes and records with many different projects beyond her solo work... Since Jess Lamb's time on American Idol, she has been busy getting her name and brand out in the public eye. She has played constantly at venues old and new, teamed up with other local musicians for projects and made many TV and radio appearances around Cincinnati... Lamb's Idol performances showed America what many Cincinnati music fans already knew - that Lamb's small frame houses a powerful and emotive voice...coupled with her intense and passionate work on the piano..."~Nick Grever "Citybeat"​

"Before the first episode airs on Fox, the Cincinnati singer has already made an impression as a contestant on the show. "American Idol" released a promotional video showing Lamb earning unanimous approval from judges (Harry) Connick, Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban, with the trio sending her to Hollywod for the next round of auditions. The snippet also shows Connick joining Lamb at a piano for an impromptu duet." ~Chris Varias "Cincinnati Enquirer"​

"She settled behind the keys and delivered a wonderfully original version of "Ain't No Sunshine" that had all three judges raving. Harry Connick Jr. seemed most impressed, calling Jess "the definition of creativity. You have a great look about you. You have presence. A very, very interesting talent." ~Mark Franklin "Idol Chatter"​

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