Indie Songwriter Night w/ Jamey Geston, Corey Leiter, Jacob Cole, & Wesley Hill
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
An independent musician from Santa Barbara, CA, Jamey Geston is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, (vocals, guitar, bass, piano, ukulele) and visual artist. At ten she started playing guitar, then self-taught piano, ukulele, and bass; at eleven she begin songwriting. Jamey sees her music coinciding with art, using her designs to create merchandise as well as album art.
The renowned area creator, one of our region’s most promising young performers, with her dark twist of earnest lyrics, haunting melodies and harmonies; Jamey represents a new generation of songwriters. Unlike many of today’s most interesting recording artists, her music can’t be easily categorized, she delivers her own blend of acoustic & electric sounds that create a dreamy, vintage feel with smart nods of current folk-pop that can easily throw you back to the sixties.
Compared to artists like Angel Olsen and a "young” Joni Mitchell, she likes writing songs and making music that paints a picture which can send a message in unconventional ways. No stranger to the stage, she has opened for some amazing artists such as; Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Albert Lee, Jeff Bridges, Melanie Safka, Crystal Bowersox, Will Champlin, Y La Bamba, and HAIM.
Jamey performs regularly as a solo artist, touring widely regionally playing from coffee houses & restaurants to top music venues and festivals. She has made stops in Colorado at The Walnut Room, D’Notes, and Jives; in Louisiana at Bears on Fairfield, The Red River Revel, and Rhino Coffee; in Minnesota at The Garage and The Acadia Cafe; in North Dakota at Proof Artisan Distillers; and in California at Noise Pop Festival (as a guest bassist for the band Dante Elephante), California Avocado Festival, Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara Earth Day, The NAMM Show (’13-’16), Cold Spring Tavern, The Deer Lodge, SOhO Music Venue, The Lobero Theater, The Canyon Club, The Roxy, Whiskey A Go-Go, and The Mint and more.
In January 2017 she released her first single, "Malibu" and received favorable reviews. Enthusiastic about her first release, she has moved on and currently recording her first studio EP. She plans to release her second single in May 2018, before finishing her EP later this year.
25-year-old singer-songwriter Corey Leiter is fascinated by the power of a song. Especially the feeling of raw emotion behind a guitar lick or melody, or the way a lyric can make you rethink. Corey recognizes this and is constantly exploring its possibilities. Corey has always been known for his laid-back demeanor, his ability to listen and to soak in his surroundings, which has always made him someone to confide in. His music is a reflection of his personality, in that it’s characterized by smooth and melodic instrumentation, a diverse range of influences, and thoughtful lyrics that aim to soothe the troubled soul. Corey is greatly inspired by the moving songwriting of Nick Drake, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Buckley, and George Harrison. Writers that push the boundaries of a song and turn it into something profound. He hopes that his music can someday become a tool to better understand the true meaning of love and the complex human condition.
Since moving to Nashville, Tennessee, and dedicating his life to music, Corey has become a prolific writer and has managed to release two EPs and two full-length LPs independently. "Son in the Sun," Corey's most recent project, was released on August 21st, 2017, to coincide with the Great American Solar Eclipse, and was fueled by his experiences with transcendental mediation and self-discovery. It's an artistic statement that refuses to fall under one specific genre. It ebbs and flows between folk-rock, blue-eyed soul, and psychedelic, but is always centered around his brash acoustic guitar and emotionally raw and poetic lyrics. Since its release, Corey has been touring steadily across the U.S.
Jacob Cole is a Lompoc and Santa Barbara based songwriter, guitarist and singer. Previously fronting Saint Anne's Place and King Cole, Jacob grew up on the quiet central coast listening to an eclectic mix of 60’s FM radio and the hits of the 80’s. Originally from a small town in Connecticut his music retains the punctuation, intimacy and atmosphere of other east coast artists despite having moved at a young age, not unlike Kurt Vile and The War On Drugs. Fond of the Beatles' sense of melody, the experimentation and mystery of John Fahey, and the song 'Lift Me Up' by Bruce Springsteen - Jacob & his band incorporate it all but update the sound for today.
Backed by longtime friend, multi-instrumentalist and all around rad dude Mic Singh, younger brother and ‘The Circus Starts At Midnight’ front man Samuel Cole, and a revolving set of players; the band creates an emotive nostalgia, something like a scuzzy dark psychedelic western with new wave minimalism. It's twin peaks meets rock + roll. Thoughtful, blistering, dream pop & folk rock.
Recently coming off of his first solo effort "Cold Blue" (released last November and recorded at Certain Sparks Music), Jacob continues to build up a steady and dedicated following on the west coast. Grabbing attention anywhere he graces with his blend of hungry visceral energy and mature songwriting. With band in tow, each performance is a unique expression of his many different sides. Unpredictable and honest to the moment.