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BED|STÜ Real People: Jessica Willis Fisher
We caught up with Nashville-based artist Jessica Willis Fisher!

We caught up with Nashville-based artist Jessica Willis Fisher!


Nahville-based singer/songwriter Jessica Willis Fisher wearing white lace dress at the Station Inn in the Gulch.

BED|STÜ: Congrats on your new book! We got to hear a bit about it at your show at the Station Inn last fall. It's on our list to read!!...In both book writing & songwriting, you have been so beautifully vulnerable with your audience. How would you compare the two processes?

JESSICA: Thank you! It’s been a very rewarding season lately. Both my album, Brand New Day, and my memoir, Unspeakable, are different ways of telling the crazy, complicated story of my upbringing and young adulthood. In a nutshell, I went through a lot of trauma and then a lot of therapy, and now I’ve found it deeply healing to share my journey with others. I had written songs and performed music for years, but this is my first book. I thought the actual writing process was quite similar, it just takes much, much longer to write a book! As in, eight-ish months of typing at my laptop for most of every day. It was the release phase I found different…I’m an independent music artist so it’s a lot of DIY and wearing a dozen hats at one time. Putting out my book was more conventional as I’ve been working with a publishing house. I definitely know I hope to write more - music AND books! - in the future.

BED|STÜ: We saw that you handmade leather bracelets to celebrate the launch of your "Brand New Day" album. They were so cute and well-made! Clearly, you’re talented, what are some other things you get creative with?

JESSICA: Aw, leather carving is so fun - therapeutic in a way! I fell in love with the hobby when I was a teenager and I still enjoy pulling out the old tools from time to time, making something with my hands. Other ways I keep the creativity going is by cooking and making up new recipes, and I definitely love putting together outfits and a wardrobe I feel comfortable and confident in. I aspire to try watercolor painting sometime…I already bought a kit, so maybe this is my year!

Singer/songwriter Suzanna Santo wearing Bed|Stü's NANDI handmade leather boot on stage.

BED|STÜ: We love the fact that you purchase with a purpose & value the items you own – we feel like you may have a pretty cool back story on a violin you have in your collection...

JESSICA: So, my fiddle and I have actually been through a lot. I’ve had her since I was a kid and when I was in my 20s, my abusive father tried to throw a drumstick at my face and it broke the fiddle instead. She’s since been repaired and I will treasure her and her sweet voice for the rest of my life. I’m drawn to anything one-of-a-kind, with a good story, or scars that speak of where we’ve come from and what we’ve been through. I’d like to think I try and find the unique and individual beauty even in small, everyday items. Hence the appreciation for all things BED|STÜ. ;)

Singer/songwriter Jessica Fisher, Husband and puppy Bucky in Nashville.

BED|STÜ: OK. We all love dogs here on the BED|STU team. Tell us about Bucky! ????

JESSICA: Bucky is our sweet Aussie Shepherd baby with a heart of solid gold. He’s almost 4 months old and is already going on frequent adventures with us. We’re trying to soak up the puppy stage while it lasts and feel so lucky that he’s a part of our little family. My husband Sean and I had talked about getting a dog for so long and I don’t think there could have been a more perfect fit us. Here’s hoping he doesn’t eat the couch tomorrow!

Suzanne Santo  wearing Bed|Stü's NANDI handmade leather boot at her soundcheck in Murfeesboro, Tn

BED|STÜ: Give us your BED|STU style selection run-down:

Date Night

JESSICA: Well, I think I’ve probably worn my JUDGEMENT boots on all my recent date nights. Ever since first getting them at AmericanaFest 2022, they’ve been my go-to choice for everything. Their height is perfect and the leather is molding to my feet exactly. What an eye-catching finish! I love that they are perfect with all my dresses or can take a jeans outfit up a notch. I think they’re elegant, cool, and are become more comfy with every wear.

On stage

JESSICA: I think OCTANE II in Tan is another great stage wear choice…solid, stylish, with the perfect rustic flair for me. Detailed while still neutral and versatile. Built for stomping along with the fiddle solo. Check, check, check!

Lounging around with Sean & Bucky

JESSICA: I’ll actually give an active choice for the last one here…we do our share of lounging for sure…but normally I’m barefoot in my jammies for that! We are big hikers in our house and footwear is key. I love the KHYA Black Hand Wash for this. When climbing up a mountain for sunset with my man and my puppy, why not be looking fabulous along the way?

BED|STÜ: You’re a singer, song writer, and recently came out with a book, what can’t you do! What is Jessica Willis Fisher going to next?!

JESSICA: I’m particularly looking forward to playing more gigs this year, traveling with Sean and Bucky, and sharing my story in person with folks. So much of this past year was full of the preparations for launching my album and memoir. Now I’m happy to celebrate how far I’ve come and see where the journey continues to take me. Follow along if you’d like! Upcoming tour dates are at my website. Thank you so much for featuring me,

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