The Spotlight


By Alan Ho

Who:  Jess Godwin

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Sounds like:  Liz Phair, Tamar Kaprelian, Tori Amos, Arden Kaywin

It has been a while since The Spotlight has settled on the home base of Chicago but it finally has and is setting the light on this self-described “singer-songwriter misfit with soul”.  Jess Godwin certainly knows how to craft a pop melody, combining it with brutally honest lyrics with the flair earned from her eventual musical theatre training she gleaned while finishing her college career at Columbia College Chicago after beginning it at Vanderbilt as a Classical Voice major. 

Currently, Jess is supporting her music career by teaching voice lessons and singing at St. Alphonsus in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and hopes to land her spot on the next marketing campaign for “Garnier Fructis!  Also catch her new music video, “Out With The Old” and see why we have put The Spotlight on Chicago’s very own Jess Godwin!

Video:  Out With The Old

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