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’s talent as a leader of her band, as well as a side musician for Nashville artists Dianne Davidson and Tracy Nelson, is keeping her in touch with the music scene in Nashville.
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. Jill's music was featured throughout the score as well.
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.
Jill lives in Nashville with her wife Liz and has a love for dogs and all things music. As the pandemic came upon the world, she invested in upgrading her studio with Logic X and mastering tools and has dug into songwriting even more with the hope of another album in the year 2021. Amy Reid is a current co-writing partner and the two 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 have shaped the professional aptitude Jill Sissel brings to her live shows. Her abilities as a multi-instrumentalist
keep her in demand for demos (www.sapphosmusicproductions) as well as co-writing sessions.
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