Hometown: Schererville, Indiana
Dream Duet: Willie Nelson or Bonnie Raitt
From the homeland of Indiana, Nicole Jamrose is bringing some seriously soul-inspired, rhythm-n-blues based rock-n-roll to the nation.
Jamrose first hit the stage with the band Davis Farm, which toured around Los Angeles and Southern California at famous clubs like The Roxy, Club Lingerie, The Troubadour, and The Roxberry. They even played at Axl Rose's Halloween party!
With a record deal pending, the band broke up. Nicole split town with her guitar and landed in Boulder, where she formed a new group: the aptly named, Jamrose. Jamrose shared the stage with international acts such as Victor Wooten, bass virtuoso of Bella Fleck and the Flecktones, and Nil Lara.
Another musical venture led Nicole, along with two other prominent local female musicians, to coordinate an all-female concert series in Colorado in 1998 called "Women From Mars." As a result of the collaboration, a "Women From Mars" compilation CD was produced. Part of the proceeds from the album sales goes towards charity, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Cancer Society.
Nicole Jamrose now resides in Northwest Indiana and continues to pursue her musical career. She can be found at local music venues around Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Land area. Nicole was voted Favorite Local Female Vocalist by the Midwest Beat reader's poll of 2003.
FUN FACTS ON NICOLE JAMROSE
What celebrity do people say you look like?
I'm told Sheryl Crow.
What's on your playlist?
JoDee Messina, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Wynonna Judd, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Maroon 5, Beatles, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Aretha Franklin
The craziest or most daring thing I have ever done...
Parasailing in Lake Tahoe, rock climbing in Yosemite National Park, cliff jumping in Jamaica, traveling around the Southwest by myself sleeping in my van and camping along the way.
What three things couldn't you live without?
My family, my friends and music.
What is the worst job you've ever had?
Working in my college dorm cafeteria -- having to wear that beautiful hairnet!
What is your favorite video game or board game?
Video: Pac Man. Board: Outburst.
What is your astrological sign?
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Ben and Jerry's "Karmel Sutra"
Hobbies outside of music?
Reading, writing, hiking and card-making.
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