Born in Charleston, SC and raised in rural Washington State, singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith began playing music in church at an early age. His earliest musical influences were Sandi Patti, Carman, DC Talk and Michael W. Smith. After a promising trumpeting career was tragically cut short due to braces, Jeremy turned to the guitar as his instrument of choice.
A life long homeschooler, Jeremy started college at the age of fifteen and soon graduated with an associate’s degree in computer science from the most prestigious community college in town- Columbia Basin College. After spending a year working as a computer technician at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Jeremy transferred to North Central University in Minneapolis, MN to study music. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music, Jeremy started writing and recording songs while working a random assortment of jobs including janitor, barista, valet and office temp.
More recently, Jeremy taught songwriting for three years at McNally Smith College of Music in the composition department before leaving to pursue music full time. Jeremy has sold dozens of records in his career and even got to open for Barack Obama one time.