Ken Leighton 8 a.m., June 28
Sound description: Acoustic songbird whose breathy, weary voice shows depth that belies her young years.
RIYL: Jewel, Lisa Loeb
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Influences: Lisa Loeb, Jewel, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Buckley, Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, Ingrid Michaelson
Teen singer/songwriter Jordan Reimer took her first guitar lessons while living in Las Vegas through a free-lesson program at the House of Blues. “Our recital was at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on the main stage,” she says on her website. “It was huge!” In 2008, Reimer received a singer/songwriter Honorable Mention at the Malibu Music Awards.
After moving to San Diego she began developing her mix of folk, blues, pop, and Americana while doing open-mike shows at coffeehouse venues like Twiggs and Lestat’s. Critic Tim Mudd says of Reimer, “Jordan is channeling a carnival of past-life experiences that she could not have possibly felt, considering she is only 15.”
In late 2012, she released The Saddest EP Ever.