Last month I told you about a strong, independent businesswoman named Jaunty Meek. A record executive who built her business from the ground up, Jaunty reaches success through kindness and determination. One of the artists on Jaunty’s roster lives her life with those same great qualities, along with a guitar and a sweet voice.
Lexi Jones is a young singer-songwriter that has a knack for tugging your heartstrings no matter what she’s singing. Cute as a button with a voice to match, there is an organic innocence that comes shining through with every note. Originally from Kansas City, her family would find its way to nearby Batavia, where Lexi attended Batavia High School.
This is when she learned to play guitar, sang in the choir, and ultimately began honing the skills that would land her a spot with Jaunty’s Death By Lipstick production company. Lexi wrote a song called “Story Of My Life” for her final choir concert at Batavia High. It’s an introspective song written from the soul of a young girl embracing change and being thankful for her life.
Her song still brings a tear for me when I hear it. Continuing with the concept of sharing a piece of herself through song, her latest single, “Proud to Be A Woman,” is not only an empowering homage to the female, but also an exhibition in confidence and self-respect.
Lexi now lives in Chicago’s Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood, and often finds herself on the road visiting family in Kansas City or traveling to Michigan to record her music. Under the direction of Jaunty Meek and the Death By Lipstick team, Lexi plans to release more new music in the coming year.
P.S. I hope you enjoyed this piece. It’s been fun to watch this young lady develop as an artist. She’s so sweet, and I think that really comes out in her music. —Scott Itter
Update, April 17, 2020 / Comment on Facebook from Lexi Jones:
Thank you so much to Scott Itter and Positively Naperville for this amazing article! I’m blown away! It put a huge smile on my face and the smile hasn’t left!! It’s available online through the link below as well as print if you’re in the Naperville area. Check out Scott’s article and give it some love!
And shout out to Jaunty Meek, my manager, who is also mentioned in the article. Because of her, I am lucky to have Scott as a friend of mine.