Stefanie Jasmine is not your typical country music singer. She has a background as a mortgage broker and currently runs a real estate investment company. This is a different approach from what most musicians take but it’s one that has given her freedom to make artistic choices that are not based on money. Our interview is full of great advice and tips especially if you’re interested in real estate and having another source of income.
With powerhouse vocals and a fierce stage presence, Stefanie Jasmine has made a name for herself in the New England country scene.
A New England native, Stefanie knew from a young age that her true passion was music. As part of a close-knit family, Stefanie would often listen to country music with her mom, and grew to love the genre from youth. Stefanie enlisted the help of vocal coaches beginning at the age of 15, and often performed at local fairs and events. After winning multiple vocal competitions, she grew the confidence to pursue her career in music.
In early 2012, she ventured out and started a country cover band, aiming to gain experience and exposure as an entertainer. Whiskey Wild was born- and what a wild ride it was. Whiskey Wild became New England’s most popular country band in just several months after starting up, which is simply unheard of in the music scene. Stefanie has performed at every premiere venue in New England from Loretta’s Last Call (Boston) to Wally’s (Hampton Beach), to Toby Keith’s Bar (Foxboro).
After moving on from Whiskey Wild to pursue her solo project, the crowds continue to come, and the doors continue to open. She has shared the stage with big names in country music such as Lee Brice and Jerrod Neiman.
Stefanie now splits her time between Nashville and New England and continues to record and release music. She regularly tours New England and does occasional shows in Nashville as well. Inspired by artists such as Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert, and Wynonna, Stefanie stated: “I love writing music that makes people want to jump up and dance and sing along”.
Her first single was co-written by herself and Erin Murphy-Dunn. “Long Gone” was produced by Paul Rippee who currently tours with Lee Brice. The song gained recognition from New England country radio and various internet radio stations. “Long Gone” is now available wherever you can buy or stream music.
Stefanie’s commanding stage presence, powerful vocals, and charisma both capture and entertain audiences.
The Stefanie Jasmine Band is a concoction of extremely talented individuals who have a passion for country music and put on a high energy, smokin’ show every time.
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