Jaimee Harris was very fortunate to have parents who recognized her love of music at a very young age. Harris was five when she was gifted her first guitar. At age twelve she made a trip with her father to the first Austin City Limits Music Festival. There she got to see legends of Americana, like Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and others perform. It was a "eureka" moment for a very young Harris. It was also a visionary map for a future life. She began to write songs and followed her "map" to Austin. The plan in Austin was to hone her talents as a songwriter and performer. While she was doing this she brought clarity to her writing and collaborations with local musicians. Her collaborators became her fans as Harris participated and absorbed all Austin had to give. Her lyrics relected her life experiences, showing vulnerability and wisdom. Despite her success, Harris eventually left Austin for Nashville. She wanted a location more central for touring and she wanted to learn the business of music. Nashville is now home, although she is rarely there. Her life seems to be touring, either to solo performances or jointly with her partner, Mary Gauthier.