Gig Seeker Pro


Band Folk Acoustic


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"JamisonPriest: Playing the Stories"

"With soft, mellow, acoustic guitar and insightful songwriting, blended with rich and sometimes unexpected harmonies, JamisonPriest is well on its way to securing a place for itself in the Americana folk tradition."
- Boheme Verite

"CD Review - We Called Ourselves Poets"

"This is traditional folk singer/songwriting. Each song is a story told. They do a fine job of assembling songs that are sweet and simple without ever being too precious or preachy. The vocals and lyrics are appropriately the centerpiece of their sound." - The Muses Muse

"CD Review - We Called Ourselves Poets"

"A refreshing addition to your Texas music collection." - My Texas Music

"Folk Band Releases New CD"

"On my radio show I won't play just anything that I can get my grubby little hands on. It has to have quality in both the production and the musicianship of what's being heard. Both of these qualifications are met with the new release from JamisonPriest....Dreams I'll Never Know shows the maturity of the trio's musicianship and song-writing ability....I feel this album indicates a new maturity in song writing as well as conveying a deeper appreciation for folk music. My favorite thing about Dreams I'll Never Know is the stories the songs tell. The inspiration of many of the songs reveals a more sincere love for the folk music genre than heard in other places....What attracts some people to folk music is the stories that are told...That is what captivated me on this album." D. Grant Smith, The Appetizer on KACU and The Creative Pulse - The Creative Pulse

"My Home Town"

regarding JamisonPriest's recording of "The Jewel of Abilene" for The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song. "The best part about the book, however, is the CD that comes with it...'The Jewel of Abilene' by Grey DeLisle, is definitely the purdiest on the disc." Jason Harper, Pitch Music Editor - Pitch Music

"Folk Freedom"

"Lyrically, the songs touch on simple but powerful topics like love, spirituality and sharing a road trip adventure. Musically, the group's songs borrow from rock, country, blues, hymns - whatever seems appropriate." Brien Murphy - Abilene Reporter News

"Acoustic Music on Tap All Over Town this Weekend"

"Abilene's favorite Americana trio is heading over to one of Abilene's favorite coffee houses this weekend for hours of smooth harmonies, witty banter and uplifting lyrics." Samantha Underwood - Abilene Reporter News

"Erinshire Folk Festival IV"

"They [JamisonPriest] played requests from their CDs along with songs that everyone knows. Ed, Jenni, and Cole blew everyone at the festival away with their amazing vocals and harmonizing." Jenni Thane - The Creative Pulse


Dreams I'll Never Know - released 2006
-tracks played on internet radio
-"The Only Sound" used in advertisement spots for The Appetizer on KACU
We Called Ourselves Poets - released 2004
-"Ten Degrees and Getting Colder" was selected for the 2nd My Texas Music compilation CD in 2005.
Leave Your Blues - released 2001

all albums engineered by Brandon Carr of The Earlies


Feeling a bit camera shy


JamisonPriest’s two main goals are to preserve the foundation of the folk movement with unique renditions of traditional music, and to add to that foundation with their own well-crafted songs. As husband and wife, Ed and Jenni have a special bond that is projected in their music. And having Cole, one of their best friends on bass, just adds to the artistry. In the nine years since their debut performance, JamisonPriest has charmed and impressed audiences with their story songs and intricate harmonies, and has developed a dedicated grassroots following. Music lovers of all ages enjoy their songs. They are poet-singers with a refreshing sound for listening audiences.

JamisonPriest is a contemporary folk band based in Abilene, Texas, and is perfect for festivals, coffeehouses, pubs, and any audience that desires great lyrics and a roots approach to music. JamisonPriest performs as a duo with two acoustic guitars, violin, harmonica, and two voices; or as a trio with two acoustic guitars, bass, violin, harmonica, and three voices. All three members are singers and songwriters. The band has toured around Texas, and played in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona.

JamisonPriest released its third CD in 2006. Dreams I’ll Never Know is a contemplative folk album and an exploration of life themes; love, disappointment, loneliness, and searching. Inspiration was taken from personal experience and from historical events in Texas and the U.S. including the tragic life of Cynthia Ann Parker; the 1937 school explosion in New London, Texas; and a life changed by the attack on Pearl Harbor. It contains ten songs written by members of the band, one by fellow roots musician Greg Young, a folk-rock rendition of a song by John Fogerty, and a remake of a song originally recorded by The Kingston Trio.

The band’s second CD, We Called Ourselves Poets includes ten songs written by members of the band, two by fellow Abilene musicians, and four covers. The CD was featured on the My Texas Music website and played on local radio in Abilene. My Texas Music selected “Ten Degrees and Getting Colder” for inclusion in their 2005 Radio Ready, Vol.2 compilation CD. JamisonPriest’s debut CD Leave Your Blues was released in 2001.

In addition to three independently released CDs, JamisonPriest has contributed to many other projects. JamisonPriest was a contributing artist (recording ‘The Jewel of Abilene’) on the CD included with the book "The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song" written by Joe W. Specht. Released in March 2006 and available at Texas A&M University Press, the book gives a behind the scenes look at all the songs written about Abilene. JamisonPriest recorded the jingle for igospelradio.com, and added harmonies on CDs released by three other Texas artists; Greg Young, Nick Fessler, and the Hogg Maulies.

JamisonPriest was a featured artist on KACU's The Appetizer in 2005. Jenni was named 2004 Favorite Female Vocalist by the Abilene Reporter News. JamisonPriest was one of ten regional acts selected in the 2002 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition.


"I've always enjoyed your music, and you really knocked me out last night at Erinshire [Folk Festival]. Your three-part harmonies are stunningly beautiful. I'm a sucker for vocal harmony, and y'all use it to its greatest effect in your arrangements." Roger Kirkpatrick, Slim Chance & The Survivors

About Dreams I'll Never Know - "I already knew and loved She Just Happens to Love Me, Weatherman, and Two-Lane Road. I love Small Town Sara because it is fun and hopeful and I can picture the scenes. Infamy is powerful and makes me cry. Fairytale, because that has been me at times. The Only Sound, because I know people who barely live because they can't/won't deal with their pain. And of course, I love Lost Generation extra because I remember the first time I heard it, and I was amazed at how [it] conveyed so much in just a few lines." Laura Gore

"Wes & I have loved listening to you guys on weekends @ Mez. And after we took ballroom dancing lessons this January... Three Quarter Time has become a very special song to us. Keep the music coming. We've got quite a crew that love coming to hear you!" Teresa Netz

AAMA Winter-Spring Concert Series - Abilene, TX
Auslander's Summer Music Festival - Fredericksburg, TX
Balloon Festival - Abilene, TX
Bean Counter Festival Jam - Abilene, TX
Big Country Settler's Reunion - Buffalo Gap, TX
Erinshire Folk Festival - Abilene, TX
Festival of Freedom - Rowlett, TX
Flagstaff Folk Festival - Flagstaff, AZ
July 4th Celebration - Abilene, TX
Kerrville Folk Festival - Kerrville, TX - one of ten regional acts selected in 2002 New Folk Competition, listed in program
Live Oak Festival - Columbus, TX
Old Settler's Reunion - Buffalo Gap, TX
Simple Sounds Concert Series, Longhorn Caverns - Burnet, TX
Solid Grounds Coffeehouse series - Albuque