Jessi Canning

Jessi Canning

 Sterling, Virginia, USA

Sparkley pop/rock like Sheryl Crow or Sixpence None the Richer.


In the stormy seas of rock'n'roll, a glimmer of light shines in the form of a breathy songstress named Jessi Canning.

From her childhood, Jessi has been surrounded by music that has exposed her to a wide range of influences and the result is a sound and style that would best be described as introspective "sparkle-pop" in the vein of Lisa Loeb, Blondie, Sixpence None the Richer, and Sam Phillips.

Jessi learned the guitar at 14 and began writing songs shortly thereafter. After her first recording efforts with Bill Campbell (The Throes, Poole) at the production wheel, she began playing a steady stream of local bars, pubs, festivals and other venues in the Mid-Atlantic region.

In 2004, Jessi was pleased to release her first EP a little mint. Deriving the title from the translation of Canning's Native American middle name, a little mint features five original songs written by Canning and one co-written with Tulsa, Oklahoma musician and college friend Josiah Borgos.

a little mint was produced by Washington, DCs Todd Wright (The Getaway Car, Pat McGee Band) and by award-winning Tulsa musicians Tony Romanello and Josiah Borgos (both of TRB). Other guest appearances on a little mint include Matt Miceli (The Getaway Car) and Mark Williams (Jonasay, East Goes West).

Several tracks from a little mint have garnered press attention and have found homes in other media. "Cider Night" was named a Washington Post's Mp3 Top 10 Pick and the edgy guitar-driven "Pieces" was featured on the Blizzard Blue Volume 1 and Oklahoma Championship Wrestling Soundtrack. Tracks "World in Gray" and "Cider Night" appear in the independent film Lackluster Syndrome. Several tracks from a little mint are used on DirecTV‘s The 101.

Just as mint and a good dose of PopRock are refreshing, so are the six songs whose styles range from sparkley guitar indiePop to moody and electronic. With honesty & a little hope, the songs of a little mint leave you wanting more.


A Marshmallow World - Single (2011)
"For the Movies" on A Millenium Tribute to Buckcherry (2009)
A Little Mint - EP (2004)
Pieces - Single (2003)
Blizzard Blue - Volume 1 (Yawn Records 2002 & 2003)

Songs played on:
DirecTV's The 101 (Current)
Z104 - DC (2004)
WRNR - Annapolis (2003)

Set List

Will depend on the length of the set, if it's full band electric or a more simple acoustic set.