Up-and-coming Nashville singer Jessica Martindale to make PA debut at Crossing Vineyards

Jessica Martindale new hope free pressYou may have heard her tunes on the E!TV, Oxygen, MTV, or VH1 networks. But if you haven’t yet heard Jessica Martindale’s velvety voice wrapped around some fairly amazing folk/pop/blues/country instrumentation, you will have your chance to see her live in concert Aug. 8 at Crossing Vineyards in Upper Makefield Township.

Martindale will play the sixth of seven concerts as part of the winery’s Summer Wine and Music Series, which concludes on Sept. 12.

Martindale is on the road supporting her new EP, “Soon, We’ll Dance,” as part of a North American tour, which is taking the Nashville singer from New York City all the way to Napa, Calif.

While in the area, Martindale said she plans to take in the sights, making stops in Philadelphia and possibly a local radio station. During a recent 300-station radio tour, Martindale said 289 of the stations she visited picked up her song. She said she hopes to have it played on some local stations too.

In the winter, her song “Go” made the semi-finals for the International Songwriting Competition. During that same time, Martindale was chosen as Made In Network’s Artist in Residence. As part of the 24-hour songwriting competition, she wrote “Huckleberry.”

“They gave me a scene and I had to write a song within 24 hours,” Martindale said. “It was super fun.”

Has “Huckleberry” been added to Martindale’s repertoire?

“I’ll probably sing it” on tour, she said. “Thankfully I like what I came up with.”

The 7 p.m. concert at the winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road in Upper Makefield Township, also features cheese and Crossing’s award-winning wines for purchase by the bottle or glass. Concert-goers can bring their own food, but outside beverages are not permitted. Limited seating is available on a tent-covered patio. Wine Club Members may reserve table seating in advance. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate.

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