"An inspirational, mystical woman with an exploding heart that you can't help but feel love for! Thank you so much Jessi for singing songs to and with us, and for creating a play zone to have a funky dance party in the woods, and for encouraging me to be brave and compassionate in my own unique voice!"
Alyssa - NCWHS workshop
Photo Courtesy of Brenda Bullington. Album Release Party in Whale Gulch, CA. 2017
Photos courtesy of Harmony Chapman, except black and white taken by Natalie Gage- Seifert. 2012-2013
Photo courtesy of Harmony Chapman, The Wisp House, Salem, OR 2015
Photo courtesy of Sierra Dawn, Portland, OR 2015
Photo courtesy of Buffy. El Rio, San Francisco, CA, 2017.
Hera Has a Heart
Started Hera Has a Heart and began fundraising to raise money to make a studio album.
Started a marching bucket drum line and parade for our local May Day festivities.
Hera Has a Heart premiered at Black Butte in Weed, CA
Hera Has a Heart goes on a solo acoustic Northwest Tour in September.
Taught "Breaking Down Boundaries of Self Expression" at the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium.
Created a D.I.Y. album in the woods, The Mirror released in July.
Hera Has a Heart goes on a Northwest Tour to release the album, The Mirror
Jessi Lea graduated cum laude from Ithaca College in music education with a concentration on clarinet in 2003. Since then she has taught in public schools both on the east and west coast as well as teaching workshops at the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium. She has been performing as Hera Has a Heart with a rock ensemble and as an acoustic soloist since 2013. She just self released her first concept album, The Mirror, in July 2017. The Mirror emotes reflections from nature to narcissism to self love. She has currently been working on her next concept album, The Moon, based on the teachings of Lynda Emashowksi, M.S., D.L. of Whispered Wisdoms of the Moon. Jessi combines her classical multi-instrumentalist background with rock nuances to create a backdrop to her dynamic voice while spouting stories of the human condition.