Yamica Peterson, a prolific performer on the New Hampshire Seacoast, is proudly leading a family tradition into the future: She is the oldest granddaughter of the late Jean M. Jones, Portsmouth’s “Lady of Song”, the great-neice to local jazz legend “Brown Sugar” Jones, and daughter of local blues, funk and R&B musician Pete Cleveland Peterson. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Yamica gave her first performance at age 3 and has not looked back. Her first album – a collaboration with Don “Sev” Severence can be found on CD Baby. Yamica has shared the stage with many of southern New Hampshire and some of Tuscon, Arizona’s finest local artists, and has had the distinct pleasure of providing background vocals for Dave Gerard on his album, ‘The Zoomy Trail’. Her current projects are ‘Groove Train’, ‘Family Affair’, ‘The Mica-Sev Project’ and ‘Yamica & The Preacherz’. Musical influences for Yamica include India Arie, Jill Scott, Hil St. Soul, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Erika Badu and Oleta Adams. You can find Yamica’s website (Dave Howland is super envious of its awesomeness) by clicking here.