With a passion for history and folklore since childhood, Jodee eagerly shares this experience with others. It was her father that suggested she sing Welsh folk songs. "That held for me a key", she says, “for something then unlocked inside me - suddenly I was able to combine my love of folk songs and family history with all the mysteries of emotion, legend and tradition."
Jodee has performed at concert venues, festivals, libraries, colleges, cultural events and coffeehouses from Maine to Florida, including Longwood Gardens (PA), NJ Folk Festival; Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA) University of Pittsburgh; W.A. Singleton Center for the Arts (VA); Walt Whitman Center of the Arts (NJ); Godfrey Daniels (PA); uNi Coffeehouse (MA); Remsen Barn Fest and Gymanfa Ganu (NY); Eisteddfod NY; The Welsh American Society of Washington DC, Irish Arts Center (NYC); Ames Unity Concerts (IA) and the Irish Heritage and Cultural Center (Milwaukee.)
The Jodee James Band included members Clarence Ferrari (of Lenahan and Blue Harvest) on fiddle, as well as fiddler Cady Finlayson. Jodee has been part of Castle Keep, the New Jersey based Celtic duo with Jake Conte; Keltia, with Irish flute player Lesl Harker and also the Celtic Welsh band Dragonfyre based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has toured with Irish accordion wizard David Munnelly and Band and played with Celtic rock band Lenahan.