Happy Spring!!! 

So many things have changed and evolved! I have a brand new band and I'm starting to get more shows! We have a big show coming up at The Turning Point in Piermont, NY on Friday, August 2nd- get your tickets!!! The ticket link is in my calendar here on my site. I'll be playing with Mark Bonder on keys and harmony vocals, Shinya Miyamoto on drums, Tony Tino on bass, and Andrew Friedman on guitar! The Turning Point is a legendary music venue located in Piermont, NY. 

I've been a regular at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, NYC for the Richie Cannata Monday Night Jam since February! That's where I met my new band and let me tell you, they are hot! Check out my new videos to hear some of the magic! 

I've added a 12 string Dean acoustic-electric guitar to my family of instruments and it sounds so good. 

I told you I have alot going on!!! Oh, and I started my new record company, “Northern Throttle Records”. It's official! 


love and building dreams,

Jessica Star

the DIGITAL RELEASE of 'Rising From The Vault' October 16th, 2022! 


I hope this email finds you well! 

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve sent out a message from my website. Sorry for the delay. 

 I’m excited to announce the digital release of my first album, “Rising from the Vault”. I recorded this album in 1995 at Fantasy Studios in Berkley, CA with the late Bob Matthews, producer and ‘recordist’ of The Grateful Dead (Working Man’s Dead, Aoxomoxoa) and the late John Kahn, Bammie nominated arranger and bassist of the Jerry Garcia Band.  

 I was twenty-five years old, gigging heavily in the Bay Area, Ca. and through some very fun connections, got to know the late Rock Scully ( longtime manager of The Dead). Rock introduced me to Bob and the project started to take shape. Jerry Garcia had died the year before we made this album and I think that sparked the creative juices. I brought in ten of my best original songs and we pulled in some fantastic Bay Area rock musicians. The players on this album include Pete Sears on keys (Hot Tuna, Moon Alice, Jefferson Starship), Mario Cippolina on bass ( Huey Lewis and The News), Donny Baldwin on drums (Jefferson Starship, Lydia Penske and Cold Blood), Ho Young on guitar ( The John Kahn Band), as well as a Dixieland horn section and string and wind ensemble. 

 Shortly after we finished recording the album, I got a call from Bob and he told me to sit down. He then let me know that John Kahn had passed away. He told me that they were in the studio together listening to the final mix for the first time and after it was finished, John said to Bob, that he used everything he’d ever learned as an arranger on this album and he could die happily now. John Kahn died the next week. He died one year after Jerry Garcia, joining him for some fantastic music, I’m certain. This album was played at John Kahn’s wake, as it was his last work.  

You may notice that three of the song on this album are also on my album ‘Dragon’s Lair’ which was my first release back in 1999.  

Years and people have passed but I feel this album is timeless and deserves to be heard and shared. The musicianship is gorgeous and needs to be enjoyed. 

The digital release is scheduled for October 16th, 2022. You can stream it on Spotify and buy a physical copy from my website. 

Spotify digital release of ‘Rising From The Vault’

This link goes to my Spotify channel- I hope you listen, enjoy, and share this album!  

Thank you for your support!  

Jessica Star


This has definitely been an interesting time over the past few years. I was all set to launch my Janis tribute band “ Rockin’ Joplin”, last year after our sold-out show at The Turning Point on Miss Joplin’s birthday and then… Global pandemic. Who could have foreseen that one? So- with live shows shut down and making music in person with each other coming to a halt- I focused on hair- (yes, I’m a blossoming hairdresser by day) and on songwriting and recording. 

I’m feeling the winds of inspiration and the desire to share my music again. I’m figuring out the best way to do this. 


Musician for life,




Jessica Star®️ & Northern Throttle play the Tallman Pool! 

It’s time kids! Time to come out of the woodwork, out from the shadows and into the fresh air and breeze of the beautiful Hudson River. Come join me and my band as we embark on our first concert this year! And what a year it’s been. It’s high time for the music and revelry that is Jessica Star & Northern Throttle! Come hear what everyone is talking about!

New lead singer of the Old No. 7 Band!!! 

More exciting news! Hot off the presses!!!


I am the new lead singer of The Old No. 7 band! You can catch us around Rockland County! I’ve listed all the upcoming shows for me solo, as a duo, with my band Northern Throttle, and with The Old No. 7 Band!!!

I went from barely playing to TOTALLY PLAYING!!!


Thank you Universe for hearing my hearts desire!!!