Jessica Ackerley

Episode 80: For Guitarist Jessica Ackerley, Sound Over Message Drives Creation

From the noise rock of her most recent duo to her guitar instruction, Jessica Ackerley puts sound first. On this episode we talk with Ackerley, a New York-based musician and guitar instructor. Her most recent musical project is ESSi, a duo which recently released their single I, I. In her instruction, Ackerley holds many workshops that focus on building guitar skills in women and girls. She talks to us about the guitarists who inspired her and what drives her creative process.


ESSi – I,I – Single

Weaves – Scream ft. Tanya Tagaq – Wide Open

Bethlehem Steel – Alt Shells – Party Naked Forever

Bat Fangs – Wolfbite – Bat Fangs

Daisy Glaze – Ray of Light – Single

Zenizen – Follow the Leader – Australia EP

Overcoats – I Don’t Believe in Us – Single

Grace Weber – More than Friends – Single

No Vacation – Yam Yam – Intermission EP

Author: femchord