Jocelyn Mackenzie is a Brooklyn-based, singer, songwriter, songwriting coach, percussionist, writer, fiber artist and all around maker of things. She is best known as 1/3 of indie-pop trio Pearl and the Beard, who released their farewell album Beast in 2015. The band is proud to have three songs from their catalog featured in Michael Showalter's new film Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield. The band has an extensive touring history across the US, UK and Canada with such noteworthy artists as Ani DiFrancoNeko Case, Iron & WineIngrid Michaelson, BastilleDar Williams, LuciusYou Won't, David Wax Museum, Lady Lamb, The Drums, Matt + Kim, Sharon Van Etten and more. 

Mackenzie is a proud volunteer at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, for which she has performed, coached, and given songwriting workshops for young musicians. In 2015 Mackenzie collaborated with Emily Hope Price to write and perform music for the independent theater piece All We Have Left, granted by the Jim Henson Foundation and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Mackenzie recently released her new EP Unlovely on Consequence of Sound of this year, which features a collaboration with Ani DiFranco and handmade accessories and jewelry for the album's cover art. In addition to her accessories design and music, Mackenzie also knits professionally and has created garments for such clients as Coach, Helmut Lang, Calvin Klein and Edun. Yep.

 

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