DC is hardly a hotbed for emerging Americana artists, but Lissy Rosemont, an Atlanta girl that went to grad school at Georgetown and got carried away jamming with a few folks, now calls it home. As frontwoman of Junior League Band with another self-titled project on the side and far from using her degree, Lissy grew up playing with her dad’s bluegrass band in Georgia and is now building a DC following. She recently opened for Rosanne Cash at The Birchmere.
In a feature on JLB in 2008, The Washington Post called the band’s third album, Mitchell Williams Fo Govena, “down-home folk” and “back porch,” which seems about right. Check out a new video story on Lissy from ABC News below and a raw little jam to the old Gospel tune, “Canaan’s Land (Where The Soul of Man Never Dies)” with Jim Avett, the Gospel singing father of The Avett Brothers.