JEMS Write Harmonies Inspired By Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris And Linda Ronstadt : World Cafe The Los Angeles trio performs live from the famed club Hotel Cafe, sharing the importance of the venue, and how they discovered they could sing in such perfect harmony.
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JEMS on World Cafe

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LA Trio JEMS Creates Harmonies And Songs To Stand The Test Of Time

LA Trio JEMS Creates Harmonies And Songs To Stand The Test Of Time

JEMS on World Cafe

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JEMS performs in front of a live audience at Hollywood's famed club, Hotel Cafe. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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JEMS performs in front of a live audience at Hollywood's famed club, Hotel Cafe.

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Set List

  • "Right On Time"
  • "Wildflowers" (Dolly Parton)
  • "Master Weaver"
  • "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Carole King)
  • "Like Myself"

It's Friday, and that means it's time to head back to Los Angeles for our Sense of Place series. Next stop, a performance and conversation with the LA trio JEMS. This session was recorded a couple of months ago with the help of our affiliate station, KCSN, in front of a live audience at Hollywood's famed club, Hotel Cafe. JEMS is made up of singer-songwriters Jessica Rotter, Emily Colombier and Sarah Margaret Huff, whose first initials all combine to create the acronym for the band. You'll hear JEMS talk about the history and importance of the venue, about the way the members use music as a form of therapy and how they discovered they could sing in such perfect harmony. JEMS released a self-titled debut album last year, and the group begin with a performance of the song "Right On Time."

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