Yamica Peterson — Vocals/Keyboards
Yamica was born in Portsmouth, NH. She is the oldest granddaughter of the late Jean M. Jones, Portsmouth’s ‘Lady of Song’ and she is great-neice to local jazz legend Sharon “Brown Sugar” Jones. At age 3, she gave her first performance and has been singing ever since. This singer/songwriter can be found performing all over the seacoast with her father, also a local legend in blues, R&B and funk, Pete Peterson
Her first album – a collaboration with Don “Sev” Severence can be found on CD Baby. Yamica has shared the stage with many of southern New Hampshire and some of Tuscon, AZ’s finest local artists, and has had the distinct pleasure of providing background vocals for Dave Gerard on his album, ‘The Zoomy Trail’.
“A rising indie artist whose performance and writing captures fresh grooves filled with tasty hooks and tells her story of living life as a Mother and an artist.” ~Parker Wheeler
Her current projects are ‘Groove Train’, ‘Family Affair’, ‘The Mica-Sev Project’ and ‘Yamica & The Preacherz‘. Musical influences for Yamica include India Arie, Jill Scott, Hil St. Soul, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Erika Badu and Oleta Adams.