Hailing from the Great Plains of eastern South Dakota, Jami Lynn began performing folk and bluegrass music at the age of thirteen. It took little coaxing from her grandfather to make the transition from the audience to the stage, where old-time country, polka, and regional folk music reigned supreme. Now days, she performs original folk music accompanied on claw-hammer banjo and finger-style guitar. She performs solo, with with Sioux Falls based band, The JAS Quintet, and as one half of folk duo The Nesters. When not performing for public audiences, Jami also brings folk music to elementary students and hospital systems through the South Dakota State Arts Council’s Artists in the Schools & Communities program and Touring Artist program.