Friday, March 18, 2011

WY Musician spotlight: Jessica Camilla O'Neal

Believe it or not -- Wyomingarts does not know every single artist, performer and writer in the state.

At least once weekly, Wyomingarts is contacted by someone returning to Wyoming or moving here from some other exotic locale such as Colorado or Idaho.

So we share the wealth:

Jessica Camilla O'Neal a musician, singer, teacher and song writer born and raised on a dude ranch in Moran. She spent her youth helping out at the ranch and performing in plays at the Jackson Hole Playhouse. . 

She recently finished her first original solo album, and has had several recording contracts out of Nashville. Her original music is western “with a fresh mountain flare,” she says. “I like to think of it as Rocky Mountain music.”

She has opened for acts such as Reba McEntire, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Terrri Clark and Marie Osmond. Last summer, she was the featured artist of “Women Of Jackson Hole,” also the featured artist of The Western Design Conference.

She has traveled Asia as an ambassador for the United States teaching mountain communities in Kyrgystan about western heritage through music and horsemanship. I have taught the spring drama program at Jackson Hole High School for the last seven years. She also teaches voice and piano lessons.

She concludes: “My vision, passion, and dream for my life is to create, write and perform music in this amazing state we call home.”

She is available for performing gigs this summer.

What are you waiting for? Send her an e-mail or look her up at her web site at

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