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A Musical Life: Jamie Briggeman

Mike Briley

This commentary originally aired on May 12, 2017.


Jamie Briggeman is the lead vocalist for Herd of the Huntress, a band she formed with her husband, Garrett. She has previously performed with bands such as Ivy and The Dewayn Brothers.

“I was one of those kids who was always in choir. Every choir class I could be in, I was in it. I did have stage fright pretty bad, though. I didn’t get over that until I was in my first band.

I believe what made me get over it is when I started doing my own music. You’re mocking other peoples’ voices when you’re doing other peoples’ songs; once I started writing my own stuff, I learned how to get over that and belt it out.

I don’t have a prep thing before shows. I probably should, honestly. That’s one of the things I should be better at, warming up more than I do. Sometimes maybe I’ll have a shot of whiskey first and then I’m ready to go.”

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.