local clippings: DC’s Lissy Rosemont & The Junior League Band

photo by Dominque Attaway

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.

Mitchell Williams Fo Govena on iTunes

Lissy Rosemont on ABC News