JESSICA MEUSE (also known as Jess Meuse) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Slapout, Alabama. She has been performing in public since the age of 10. In addition to singing, writing, and performing, Jessica has always had a background heavy in music and plays several instruments; she is classically trained on violin, and self-taught at guitar and piano.

When Jess was 20, she won the state-wide artist showcase, Stars of Alabama. In 2013, she took first place in a local singer/songwriter competition that took place over the course of 8 weeks at Workplay Theater in Birmingham, Alabama. Since then, she has performed at venues opening for both national and local acts across the southeast.

Jessica was also a contestant on Season 3 of NBC's “The Voice” in 2012, where she made it to the blind auditions. In 2013-2014, Jessica Meuse competed on the national television series “American Idol”, finishing in 4th place and becoming the first person in the history of the show to perform an original song, "Blue-Eyed Lie," during the finals. She went on to tour with the Idols LIVE Tour in summer 2014, visiting 40 different cities in the United States and Canada.

MANDI RAE has been singing most of her life and began her love affair with music at an early age.  Influenced by her mother's love for Gospel and her father's love for a range of music from Roger Miller to Pink Floyd, she began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 18.  Along the way she has amassed a library of over 40 original songs and more recently has picked up with a new band. Some of Mandi Rae's additional influences include:  Old country greats (Hank Williams; Merle Haggard; Tom T. Hall; Roger Miller;), Prohibition Era music, X the band (John Doe as a songwriter), Scott Miller, Neil Young, The Avett Brothers, and Bill Withers.

Mandi Rae & The Status have a unique sound and a fresh take on live performance that is uncommon in this digital age.  Their raw performance, drawing bigger and bigger crowds, keeps the audience on their toes and wanting more.  “Gettaway”, the latest single from this band on the rise, is available through all major download platforms.

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