Jodi Siegel was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues! In the late 80’s she relocated to California and immediately began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles. Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and countless others. Her songs have been recorded by Maria Muldaur (“So Many Rivers To Cross,” and “If I Were You”) Marcia Ball (“So Many Rivers To Cross.”)
During her career, Jodi has combined a lifetime of musical influences (blues, pop, R & B, soul and jazz) into a sound and a style that make her a triple threat; songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Jodi’s fine-tuned solo performances are likened to a “one-woman” band!! Her truly original style can fill a room with explosive slide guitar, jazzy vocals and a fun, easy going rapport with her audience. She can go from funky bluesy grooves to folk, to jazz and back again with ease. She’s an old soul with a fresh sound.
Her new CD, “Wild Hearts,” produced by Steve Postell (Immediate Family, David Crosby), is filled with great songs, cool grooves, intimate, smart lyrics and some of the best of the best musicians in Los Angeles today including; Mike Finnigan (organ, piano), Hutch Hutchinson, Abe Laborial Sr. (bass), Russ Kunkel, Michael Jerome Moore, John Ferraro, Arno Lucas (drums, percussion), Joe Sublett (Saxophone) and Maxayne Lewis and Clydene Jackson (background vocals). Each song has a soulful delivery with an undeniable down-home elegance.
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walter Trout on "wild hearts"
“What a remarkable piece of work. Masterful songwriting and beautiful soulful vocals and some of the finest musicianship I’ve heard anywhere. Her writing runs the gamut from funky blues to beautiful jazzy songs that to my ears could qualify as standards of the genre. Great slide playing too! I’ve known Jodi Siegel for decades and I’ve been waiting for this record. It’s a classic!!”
MARIA MULDAUR ON "WILD HEARTS"
" I'm a long time a fan of Jodi Siegel's music~ Her singing has such a pleasing quality ... a soulful smokey voice & a smooth easy delivery, a bit reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt, but with her own unique brand of natural down-home grit ~ Add to that her soulful, insightful (& very prolific!) songwriting, (I've recorded several of her songs myself) her wonderful guitar playing, & general all-around funky rootsy musical sensibilities, and one is left to wonder why she is still an underground "best kept secret", much loved & respected by many of her illustrious musical peers, & not yet a household name!~Hopefully her long anticipated latest album WILD HEARTS will help rectify that situation!~ Jodi & her band of stellar musicians perfectly capture that irresistible old-school, percolatin' oh-so-funky Memphis groove on several of the tunes & I find myself playing them over & over again as I drive down the road~ Other tunes on the album feature Jodi's more introspective songwriting style, & accompanied by her own very tasty acoustic guitar playing, she delivers her lyrics in a quiet, pensive wistful way that draws you in & is very affective~ All in all, Jodi Siegel's WiILD HEARTS is bound to play its way into your heart & into heavy rotation on your playlist!~ This album was definitely worth waiting for!~"
Mike Finnigan on "wild hearts"
“Jodi Siegel is no secret to many people who are attracted to honest, content-rich, American music.. She writes, plays, and sings the truth. I had the pleasure of playing and singing on ("Wild Hearts")…I've worked with many great artists but I never had a more soulfully satisfying experience than I had with Jodi, these songs, and this stellar group of musicians. I don't know if these two words have ever been coupled before, but I'm gonna say "downhome elegance."
Leland Sklar on "Wild Hearts"
“Such a beautiful album (Wild Hearts). Jodi is such a gifted musician and storyteller. Do your ears and soul a favor and check it out! I have had the great pleasure of working with Jodi. She is a wonderful singer, songwriter and performer. I always look forward to the opportunity of basking in her coolness! Anytime-Anyplace...love ya' Jodi.....all the best.”
david mansfield on Wild Hearts
"Jodi Siegel sure knows her way around a groove, inside and out. Great songwriting and serious chops. Shades of Rita Coolidge, if she was a killer slide player!"