Following a cross-country solar eclipse pilgrimage and impromptu tour in the summer of 2017, the transcendent Alternative Folk trio, JEMS, was born. Through collaborations on a variety of projects, the trio discovered how beautifully their voices blended despite having such different vocal textures. Sarah Margaret Huff’s bright soaring timbre combined with Emily Colombier’s soulful earthy quality and was met in the middle by Jessica Rotter’s colorful blend of the two.
Their self-titled debut album, released in May of 2019, echoes the journey they have had as a trio. Through songwriting sessions that sometimes look more like group therapy, JEMS combined their different voices and stories to craft an album with a message of individuality and self-acceptance in all moments of life. Through rich three-part harmonies, JEMS weaves stories, sounds, and raw emotion.