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I write to you from my cozy home in NY that is surrounded by snow and soon, more snow!

I hope you are enjoying the winter and the New Year;)


Jessica Star

 

~Journal~

Preorder RISING; From The Vault!!! 

I will be uncaging a new cd of all original music from my first album "Rising" that has never been released to the public until now but with a new title "RISING; From The Vault" and is due out this spring.
I am accepting presale orders.
This album is a digital download only. 
If you preorder now it's $15,
after the cd is released it will be $18.
 
-You will receive a download of the music ahead of everyone else-
 
About the album:
This was my first album. It was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, where I worked with producer and legendary engineer, Bob Matthews (The Grateful Dead), and the late arranger, John Kahn (bassist of The Jerry Garcia Band). The musicians on this session include Mario Cippolina on bass (Huey Lewis and The News), Donny Baldwin on drums (Jefferson Starship), Pete Sears on the keyboard (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, Moon Alice), Ho Young (The John Kahn Band), and an orchestra of strings and horns.
This album was recorded in 1995 and this is the first time it will be released which is why it is aptly named "RISING; From The Vault"
This is a beautiful album of ten of my original songs with so much talent and quality in it. 
John Kahn, the late arranger, after listening to the master mix with the producer, Bob Matthews, said that he could die happily knowing that he used everything he'd ever learned in his life as an arranger on this album. He died the next day. This album was played at his wake in Marin County, California which was a big gathering of the Grateful Dead Family including Maria Muldair, and the Jerry Garcia back up singers.
 
To preorder 
"RISING; From The Vault", go to my paypal account at jessica@jessicastar.com
I will make sure your copy gets to you ASAP!
Please share this and order your copy. It would greatly help me out and it's just a good album!

Rising; From the Vault 

I'm very excited to let you know that I'll be releasing my album "Rising; From the Vault" soon! This was my very first studio album and it is beautiful. I recorded it with Bob Matthews who produced and engineered it. He was the engineer and producer for the Grateful Dead. John Kahn arranged it. He was Jerry Garcia's bassist in the Jerry Garcia Band. The musicians playing on it are legends and amazing. I'm excited to be able to bring this piece of musical work to you! It's all my original songs and was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkely, CA. 
Other news?
We are gearing up for spring and summer shows! The Festival of Legends is up next in late April in North Carolina and it will be our debut performance there. The future is SO BRIGHT I have to wear shades!!!!!


love and light,


Jessica Star

Happy New Year! 

Fare well 2014!
What a year! It was the year we made Mystical Creature, played a bunch of Faerie Festivals as well as other venues and at the end of August, I made some very serious changes. I am currently in one of the most intense times of my life but what makes a diamond? A lot of things right? Pressure is the thing I'm talking about. Under pressure we make decisions that show ourselves and other what we are made of. I choose to stick to the truth. When you tell the truth, you only have to remember the truth. Truth is the sharpest blade. 
I am so grateful to all of my friends and fans who have helped me at this time! Because of you, my son and I had a really good holiday and I was able to buy him some presents! For any of you who actually know me, you know that I don't stay down too long. I gather depth and refine myself and then rise in a new and more appropriate form. I liken this phase to that of a Phoenix. I believe in listening to your heart. Your heart is your guide and will always guide you in the truest direction. That doesn't mean the easiest path at all! I do believe that if you follow your heart you will end up in the most perfect place. I believe!!!!! 
Mystical Creature and all of my merchandise is a great gift all year around! I could really use the help too;)
Also, WE ARE PLAYING WICKED FAIRE!!! 
http://wickedfaire.com​

Bright blessings to you, the reader;)

Jessica Star

Happy Holidays!!! 

I am giving a big, humongous THANK YOU to all of you who have helped me through this rocky path I've been on! I sent out the second shipment of CDs, pendant and tee shirt yesterday!!! Please, keep spreading the word if you will. Honestly, I love the feeling of shipping my music and merchandise out to you folks! I love it. I am so grateful for all of you. Have a very happy holiday and see you in the new year!!!

Jessica 

A friend of mine has offered to donate her profits! 3D Fiber Mascara! 

Hi everyone,
as you may or may not know, I've been going through a very rough patch in my life and my friend has offered to donate her profit to my cause. 
She has opened an on-line beauty event for me with Younique! 
Younique is a all-natural beauty and skin care line specializing in 3D Fiber Mascara! 
3D Fiber Mascara applies just like your mascara and gives your lashes up to 300 X's their length! 
There is a 14 day money back guarantee!
Please visit this link https://www.youniqueproducts.com/BrendaD/party/1050522/view to check out out! 
Once again the profits from your orders will go toward my cause. 
Feel free to ask Brenda Hurt Detwiler any questions, she is more than happy to answer any of them.  

Thank you so much for caring!!!

Jessica Star
 

Mystical Creature for a holiday gift! 

Hi Beautiful people!
I am going to do something I don't usually do which is...
I'm going to ask for your help!
I'm going through a very rough time and I could use all the support I can possibly get. We may even hold a fundraiser! For now, I'm going to ask that if you like or even love what I do musically, please consider my newest album, Mystical Creature, as a holiday gift!!! It's only $20! I will autograph it to whomever you'd like and make sure it gets to them before the holidays. Have you listened to Mystical Creature? I wrote all the songs and have amazing musicians who are friends of mine, maybe even friends of yours playing on it. I truly believe the receiver of Mystical Creature would be very happy with all the love and true joy that went into the creation of that album. 
I also have digital downloads of individual songs or the whole cd for $9.99
There are eye pendants, my two older CDs and even temporary tattoos!!!
You can also help me out by simply going on to Spotify and putting in my name in the search for artists and listening to any or all three of my albums. I actually get paid, not much but it does add up!
I can't divulge the details of my situation, just know that it's not a physical problem. It is however, very serious, costly, and extremely stressful. I am reaching out to my community for support. 
I thank you ahead of time for your generosity and caring...
See you at the next show!
http://www.jessicastar.com/store
If you'd like to donate, my paypal account is jessica@jessicastar.com
i truly appreciate all help!
 
~Jessica Star

FaerieCon East!!! 

Hi lovelies,
it's been a bit too long since I wrote. Believe me, I've been very busy! We just played the Terrapin House Concert in Glasgow, Delaware and that was AWESOME!!! Joseph built us an amazing stage with scaffolding and lights! It looks so good. It adds a whole new dimension to our show!
We have FaerieCon East coming up soon in Hunt Valley, Maryland! That is the first gathering of the Fae lovers that I attended and where I met alot of the folks who put on these wonderful festivals and who book me and my band to come play. FaerieCon East is really fun. We're going to play on Saturday, November 8th from noon to 1pm on the Mythic Stage in the Maryland Ballroom. We'll have our merchandise booth set up all weekend so if you happen to be there, come visit us! We may even be playing one of our acoustic sets at our booth:) We will be joined by our drummer, Bob Jones for our show at FaerieCon! This shot was taken after our Terrapin House Concert this past Saturday night.

Be well!

Jessica Star

Commentary about our show at the Mother Earth Harvest Fair 

"Oh why thank you! I truly had an amazing time listening and watching. Your music is perfection and I'm glad to add it to my conglomeration of listening material. Know your work will be cherished! You have such a positive presence and a unique sound. I was teetering on this euphoric and elated state while I sat there and listened. Thank you for coming and may you have happy travels!

-Jordan Otto"

Post show weekend update 

It's Monday at 8:48am. This weekend was EPIC. I left Friday morning and met up with my bassist, Joseph, at Spoutwood Farm. We drove up to Syracuse, NY and played the next day at the Central NY Pagan Pride Project at 11am and 3pm. We heard John Harford and his band Ashangal! We heard Tim Parker and his son play in their duo, Arethusa--- AWESOME. We witnessed the sounds of Project Wendigo!!! We met so many beautiful people. We saw the amazing belly dance troup, Adi Shakti World Fusion Bellydance
Then we packed it up and drove back down to Glen Rock, PA to play on Sunday at noon and 3pm at Spoutwood Farm for the Mother Earth Harvest Fair! Those folks at Spoutwood are so good at putting on well run events. I'll say the same for John Harford who was the entertainment coordinator for the Pagan Pride Project. I love working with people that make it easier!!!
We had such beautiful dancers dancing to our music at Spoutwood!!! The colors of their fans and scarves was just glorious. So many nice people.  We loved every second of this weekend...
Then we drove home; me back up to NY and Joseph to his home in Maryland. I brought just my guitars and suitcase in last night. Today I will unload the rest and REST!!!!

thank you!
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Apr25

The Festival of Legends

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Storybook Farm, Chapel Hill, NC

 

http://festivaloflegends.com The Festival of Legends is a celebration of the mythic arts and the magic of life itself. It is a playground for the imagination – for children as well as adults – and an escape from the mundane world. It is a journey to the romantic by-gone eras that never were, and an exploration of the fantastical realms that have always been. The natives are magicians and musicians, acrobats and comedians, artists and crafters, proud knights and fairytale creatures. Step into the Festival of Legends, and step into a place of wonder.

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