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HIGH RES PHOTOS

 
 

HIGH RES ALBUM ARTWORK

 

 

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2014
Music New Brunswick Nomination SOCAN Song of the year - You Know Me Better
Music New Brunswick Nomination SOCAN Song of the year - Little Folk Song
Music New Brunswick Nomination Recording of the Year
Music New Brunswick Nomination Solo Recording of the Year

2011
Music New Brunswick Award Winner Visual Artist of the Year 

2010
Music New Brunswick Awards Winner Female Artist of the Year
Music New Brunswick Awards Winner Folk Recording of the Year
Music New Brunswick Awards Winner DVD of the Year
Music New Brunswick Awards Winner Visual Artist of the Year
Music New Brunswick Awards Nomination Recording of the Year
ECMA Nomination Solo Female Artist of the Year
ECMA Nomination Folk Recording of the Year
ECMA Nomination Visual Artist of the Year
TV placement for “Good Things” on Episode 306 of CBC Television’s Heartland.
TV placement for “Shadow Man”, “Time Out”, “Shining Star”, “Weather Man” and “Where’s An Angel” on CMT’s reality TV series Unstable. 

2009
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination Contemporary Singer of the Year
ECMA Nomination Website of the Year
ECMA Nomination Graphic Designer of the Year
Featured theme song vocalist for “Taste Buds”Television Show (TVO Kids) 

2008
ECMA Nomination Female Solo Recording of the Year
ECMA Winner Graphic Designer of the Year 

2007
ECMA Nomination Pop Recording of the Year
ECMA Nomination Pop Artist of the Year
ECMA Nomination Female Artist of the Year
ECMA Nomination Best New Artist
Canadian Radio Star National Songwriting Competition 1st Runner-up & Regional Finalist- “Holding Out” 

2006
International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Semi-Finalist - “Holding Out” 

2005
Canadian Music Week National Songwriting Competition Finalist - "Only One" 

2003
John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist - “Time Out” 

Highlight performances over the years:
- Atlantic Canada House Stage - Vancouver, BC (Olympics)
- Folk Alliance Official Showcase Artist - Memphis, TN
- Hotel Café - Hollywood, California
- Hugh’s Room - Toronto, ON
- Mariposa Folk Festival - Orillia, ON
- A Blast of Canadian Frost UK Tour - England, UK
- Canadian Music Café Showcase - Toronto, ON (TIFF Toronto International Film Festival)
- CMW Canadian Music Week National Songwriting Finals - Toronto, ON
- ECMA Pre-telecast - Halifax, NS
- The V Games of La Francophonie - Niger, Africa
- Atlantic Film Festival - Halifax, NS
- Atlantic Scene - National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
- Mir Super Show - Rebecca Cohn Theatre, Halifax, NS 

 

REVIEWS & PRESS

* SONG IN ME
"More than a collection of country love songs, the lyrics on 'Song In Me' take a turn towards social conscience and an awareness of what is going on in the world. Highly listenable, highlighting Rhaye's pure voice, this album should garner some deserved attention." - Penguin Eggs

“Imagine wild camping, waking on a dewy morning, washing your face in a stream - that’s how this record makes you feel.” - AMERICANA-UK.com

“The eight track album is downright amazing. From narrative love songs to songs about breakups and how to get through them, Rhaye has a song for everyone.” - The East

“With five beautiful releases now under her belt, Jessica Rhaye has certainly earned her place as one of New Brunswick's finest contemporary songwriters. And as a champion for the sweet sounds of country influenced folk music that are all too often overlooked in this province, her work holds an important place within our shared music ecology." - Grid City Magazine

“Rhaye goes a little more pastoral for this release, an eight-song set that keeps a relaxed, gentle vibe throughout." - Bob Mersereau

“There is an ease here that really draws the listener into her creative world. It's music making for the sake of music where she has brought in a community of like minded co-writers and collaborators to make a record that has a genuine classic spirit. Records like this are few and far between on the commercial musical landscape today.” - Jeff Liberty  

 

* FAR GONE LULLABIES
“The new album FAR GONE LULLABIES is simply beautiful; a captivating mix of acoustic country pop, thoughtfully arranged and intimately written.” - Maverick Magazine - UK (*****5 star review)

“Four Strong Winds is a song I wrote back in the early 60s… and it lives on today, all these years later. Jessica's version of the song is sweet and she rocks it pretty good. She makes the song her own. I wish her much success..." - Ian Tyson

“Jessica Rhaye works the fertile folk/pop/country ground somewhere west of The Waifs and east of a young Cindy Church.” - Penguin Eggs Magazine  

 

* GOOD THINGS
“Singer-songwriter Jessica Rhaye strikes gold with collaborations on Good Things.” - Stephen Cooke | The Chronicle Herald 

"It's a strong, confident and simply that much better Jessica Rhaye on her new disc, Good Things." - Bob Mersereau | CBC Radio  

 

* SHORT STORIES
"Mature vocal sound, with floating dynamics that leave you with a fresh organic mixture. Rhaye's in a category of her own - it's the perfect feel-good album." - Maverick Magazine - UK (****4 stars review)

"Jessica has a very mature, sophisticated sound, but still sounds fresh & young. Even though she has a powerhouse voice, she holds back just enough to really knock you out when she lets it go." - Performing Songwriter Magazine