We met Brittni Jessie while she was headlining with Leon Bridges at Edmonton's Folk Music Festival. And, let's face it, "River" continues to be one of our favourite songs. As a woman who spends a lot of time on her feet—from Texas to Edmonton (lucky us) and beyond—here, she talks travel, music, and why—when it comes to great style— less is more: "You don’t need a lot of instruments to make a great song."
NameBrittni Jessie @brittnijessie
OccupationSinger/Songwriter-Vocalist for Leon Bridges
Atlanta, Georgia (By way of Texas)
Poppy Barley style(s) I own:The Two Point Five Ankle Boot The Essentials Purse
How do you start your day?I wake up, check my phone for any missed calls/messages, or just surf my social media to see what’s happening with my friends. Then I get up, grab my iPad and search for a playlist that I’m in the mood for and blast my music on my portable stereo. Usually I jump straight in the shower afterwards, but I lay back down and sing to the top of my lungs to whatever song is playing! Oh man, you can’t get me to shut up, either I’m singing a song I’ve been jamming to or I’m making one up on the spot (about whatever is happening! LOL!)
If you could sing on any stage, anywhere in the world, where would it be?Madison Square Garden in New York! We haven’t played there just yet, but once we do, I’m probably going to find a place in the venue and cry, LOL!
You travel a lot with the band. What are the top three places you’ve been to so far?
- Oslo – It’s so beautiful there! I still can’t believe we’ve played there countless times! My favorite spot to eat there is called Lucky Bird, for the best creamed corn and wings!!!
- Paris – I use to dream about visiting Paris, I always have to pinch myself every time we land that I’m living out my dream and I’m in freaking PARIS!
- Nashville – Will always be near and dear to my heart, we toasted with Champagne to the tour, to whatever journey we were about going through, and that we would always be together at this place called The Patterson House, and played a showcase at a venue called The Stone Fox which is now no longer there! OMG and playing a sold-out show at the Ryman was amazing and a very memorable, so much history there!