It’s not often we get the combination of talent and beauty of a Jessica Blake around here, and when the storied chanteuse arrived with her friend and bandmate Genny DeMerchant to perform a few of her songs we were pretty happy about that indeed. Picking up the singing and dancing bug early on, the support of her parents helped to pave the way for Jessica to begin the long, slippery road of singer songwriter. Practicing and performing, learning her instrument and fine tuning the stunning vocals gave rise to the package for which she is known for today. Years of standing firm and staying true to her faith and passions, the small venues and piqued interests turned to center stage and rave reviews by the time she was ready to drop her CD “So Close”, a rather convoluted 9 years in the making. Full of stellar musicianship and lyrical play, the entire spectrum of her ascension to the here and now is on display on this great record, but it is that voice, that golden voice that will make you stop what you’re doing.