Jessica Mashburn

by Brian Clarey

We captured this week’s Page Three model. Jessica Mashburn, doing what she does best: tinkling the ivories and filling the room – in this case Solaris Tapas Restaurant in downtown Greensboro – with music. The 25-year-old from Southern Pines can be found plying her brand of “eclectic piano rock” locally with her band, Carolina Sky, formed from the remnants of a group fronted by deceased bandleader Nathan Davis. “We had a memorial concert for him last August,” she remembers, “and it was such an awesome performance that we decided to just keep playing together. When she’s not on stage the songstress can be found waiting tables at Green Valley Grill in the O. Henry Hotel or you can usually find her in the crowd Wednesday nights at the Blind Tiger when the Hall Monitors play. “That’s my guilty pleasure,” she says, “going to see Sam [Frazier] and Walrus and the Hall Monitors.” Also, check out her MySpace page for more photos and samples of her music.