Daily Discovery: Jodee Lewis, “O, Mother”

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Jodee Lewis’ songwriting career took root after moving to Chicago and quitting her job to focus on her family and her musical career. “O, Mother” is from her 2014 release Whiskey Halo. Check out the rest of the album on iTunes.

ARTIST:  Jodee Lewis

SONG: O, Mother

BIRTHDATE: October 4, 1976

HOMETOWN: Osceola, MO

CURRENT LOCATION: Chicago, IL

AMBITIONS:  To raise 3 well-adjusted children and win a grammy

TURN-OFFS: Moralism for the sake of moralism and Cowards

TURN-ONS: Chad Lewis

DREAM GIG: To play at the Grand Ole Opry with Merle Haggard

FAVORITE LYRIC: “But tension is to be loved when it is just a passing note to a beautiful, beautiful chord” – Sixpence none the richer (Tension is a passing note)

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: my guitar player – Doug Zylstra

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Ticks” by Brad Paisley

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Merle Haggard, Rahm Emmanuel, Tina Fey, Bonnie and Clyde

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE:  In 1996 I saw No Doubt open for 311.  There were many one-armed pushups on stage by Gwen Stefani, and even then, I thought, this bill seems backward…

I WROTE THIS SONG:  I wrote this song about several of my alter egos….the ones I wish would cease to exist.