Jess Nolan, a 23-year-old New Jersey native labeled as an old soul, has been compared to strong female songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

She currently resides in Nashville, TN where she shares her stories through her original music. Jess is a recent graduate from the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

She competed and placed in the past four Songwriter's Showcases as part of Festival Miami and won first place in October 2014 for her song, "Burn," earning her a slot opening for Jorma Kaukonen, founding member of Jefferson Airplane.