Jessica Dobson's hard work seems to be finally paying off. After years of performing all over Long Beach and the Los Angeles area, heads are finally turning. It's no secret where some of the attention comes from: Last year, Jessica was asked to play lead guitar on tour with rock mogul and indie-to-mainstream pioneer Beck. But realists would say "whatever gets their heads turning," and long-time fans of Jessica know that her set is just as powerful today as it was playing solo in small art galleries two years ago. Except now she can sell out a theater of 636 seats on release day.
Jessica and I met up at her friend's house in Long Beach just hours before she filled The Prospector for a show. Thanks to Sayer Danforth for taking on a camera and helping out with the shoot.