A native of the Missouri Ozarks, singer-songwriter Jodee Lewis was raised on folk songs and honky-tonk, and her music reflects the best of both worlds. Lewis trained in classical piano and began playing guitar and writing music after moving to Chicago in 1999 with her husband, Chad.
Growing up in a small town, Lewis sang in her church gospel choir and with her grandfather’s country band, eventually attending Washington University in St. Louis to study Chemical Engineering. After a career with companies such as Monsanto and Clorox, Lewis decided to focus on music and raising her three children.
She explores the themes of loss, heartache, and ultimately, finding hope and beauty during moments of challenge. Considered a true storyteller, Lewis uses music to connect with listeners through shared emotion and honesty.
Whiskey Halo is Lewis’ first solo album, and she currently lives with her family in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.