Jessica Gerhardt, Be My Hands Review
Jessica Gerhardt hails from Santa Monica, California. A singer-songwriter and ukuleleist she has been singing her whole life and started writing songs when she was eight years old. She began her training with The Virginia Avenue Project, a program that brings kids together with professional artists to create theater, guided at the time by founder and Artistic Director, Leigh Curran. Ukulele became her main axe after receiving it as a gift at fifteen, she is self-taught. Gerhardt attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduating, she came back home to LA to begin to record some of her original songs and to start building a music career. In August of 2014 she released an EP entitled Words Like Rainfall under the name, Feronia. In 2016 Gerhardt recorded a cover of Emmylou Harris’s “Little Bird” under the name Feronia on the tribute record “To Emmylou” featuring several LA artists. After a few years of hiatus Gerhardt decided to retire her former stage name and begin performing under her own name. “Be My Hands” the video, is the culmination of her latest effort.
Be My Hands
Be My Hands (single)
Release Date: January 18, 2019
Gerhardt has an easy-going gentleness to her voice that flows with an effervesce. Her lyrical style is approachable and meaningful in its merit.