One of LA's best-kept musical songwriting secrets for over a decade -- collaborating
with the likes of Sondre Lerche, Jim James, Moby, Sarah and Sean Watkins (Nickel
Creek), and Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco) -- Jamie Drake has all the while been carefully
honing her own craft and preparing to take center stage.
In September 2019, Jamie Released her breakout album, Everything’s Fine, on
AntiFragile Music, a record peppered with indie-folk-pop stylings wrapped in lush
orchestrations. Singles such as “Everything’s Fine,”Wonder,” and “Redwood Tree” surpassed over 15M streams on Spotify and brought in critical acclaim from NPR Music, Talkhouse, Flood, BGS, and Atwood Magazine, plus a flurry of famous fans (like Ed Helms, Rob
Thomas of Matchbox 20), and Sarah Watkins (I’m With Her / Nickel Creek) heaping public praise.
The album was even featured on Wilco’s “Favorite Albums of 2019” List. 2019 continued to be a year of high notes, with tours and appearances supporting J.S Ondara, The Watkins Family Hour, Devotchka, Sondre Lerche, and Shawn Colvin, plus a sold out Los Angeles residency.
Drake maintained the cover of Spotify’s “Modern Eclectic” playlist for a year and a half— winning her the attention of new fans across the globe in a time when playing live had ended for the foreseeable future.
This June 2022, Drake’s love for early 1970s Laurel Canyon folk unexpectedly meets
Rio de Janeiro in “New Girl,” once again displaying her ability to evolve as a dynamic
artist in her time. “New Girl” is a raw and emotionally brave follow up to her last
release, with 11 songs primarily recorded in single vocal takes; keeping her best
performances along with raw, minor imperfections.