Jill Sissel is an award winning songwriter and has been writing and performing her acclaimed Americana/ Blues music in the Nashville area for more than 20 years. Jill leads her band projects, and has played as a side musician for other Nashville artists. Originally from Midvale, Utah, Jill moved to Music City with an album under her belt in 1998 and hasn't stopped looking ahead for what's next! During the pandemic Jill worked on a music video called, "Re-Sister" with director Val Whitmcomb and that video had an Official Selection with the NewFest Film Festival, and it WON Best Music Video at the 2022 Cinema Systers Film Festival.
In 2020, the album Haunted Highway (producer Liz Ficalora), won the award for BEST AMERICANA ALBUM by JPFolks. Two other songs finished as top finalists.
In 2018, Jill released the album Forever Free. The first single, The Tennessee Farmer, played a big part in the documentary film The Blueberry Farmer, (Tepper Creek Productions), as the theme song winning BEST MUSIC in a Documentary with the NewsFest Film Festival.
Jill lives in Nashville and is currently working with Amy Reid, her co-writing partner, and Liz Ficalora her spouse, drummer and producer. The trio have released a single, "River Town" that was picked up by Grammy award winner Chuck Ebert and featured on the "Rooted in Song" album released on Cabin Records in 2020.
Opening shows in the past for artists Dan Seals, Ty England, JoDee Messina and Tracy Lawrence has shaped the professional aptitude Jill Sissel brings to her live shows. Her abilities as a multi-instrumentalist
keep her in demand as a performer. Her instrumental talents include Voice, Guitar (electric/ acoustic/ bass/ resonator), Piano & Harmonica.
Performing as a solo or with her band, Jill Sissel is recognized for her energy and powerful guitar playing.
Read Nashville Underground's interview with Jill describing the recording of Tell the Truth