Where did your name come from?



My surname Hoop is Dutch and is by origin pronounced hope and means hope. My first name Jesca is Hebrew and Israeli in origin and means wealthy and also god is watching or god beholds...which I think is alright...watch if you like ;-) but don't just stand there.... do something !! My middle name is Ada and is pronounced Adda. It is German and means Noble Kind.





Are you touring at the moment?



I am preparing for a tour supporting Andrew Brid starting Nov 11th in London and then into Europe through the end of Nov.







Can you tell us a little bit about your new material?



Love too !! There is a murder ballad on my record. It's called tulip. I was inspired by the "tulip fever" which is the story of the tulip which became a highly valued currency in Holland in the 17th century. in my song I use the tulip as the thread to stitch together a murder plot for a gorgeous red headed bride named Ada. I wrote the song Whispering Light for my Mormon mother who came down with cancer. She was is so much pain that we kids decided she needed to smoke pot. In all of her years she never once drank alcohol or coffee..she didn't smoke or do any drugs..no pre marital sex...straight as an arrow. The pain convinced her to open her mind. We sent her some pot in the mail. She called me up and said I have this pot and this pipe but I don't know how to smoke it. So I went into my dresser drawer, pulled out a pipe and a stash and talked my mom through packing and puffin. We got high together over the phone and had our best conversation in years. I didn't know it in the moment... but it would also be our last. After the call i sat and wrote the song Whispering Light in one sitting. It is dedicated to my mom and is one of my favourites on the record.







If you could collaborate with any other artists, who would they be?



Bon Iver, Joe strummer's ghost, Les Mystre de Boix Bulgare (Bulgarian women's choir), Razel, Sinead O'Conner, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Andrew Bird, Lykke Li, Andre 3000, Bjork, Pj Harvey, Jack White, Tegan and Sara, White Denim, Tom Yorke, Iron and Wine Kate Bush







What new acts do you recommend?



The ditty Bops, The Like, The Faun Fables







What would be on your choice playlist?



Bon Iver, Joe strummer's ghost, Les Mystre de Voix Bulgare (Bulgarian women's choir), Razel, Sinead O'Conner, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Andrew Bird, Lykke Li, Andre 3000, Bjork, Pj Harvey, Jack White, Tegan and Sara, White Denim, Tom Yorke, Iron and Wine, Paul Simon, Sergio Mendes, The Clash, Kate Bush, Out Cast,







What do you think of downloading music?



Well, since cassette tapes they're has been copying of music for free. What i would like to see is an education to the younger generations that have no concept of what they are doing when they download, also for them to be made aware of what they are missing..the romance of the "album" package artwork lyrics and all. Downloading is also helpful of course. Perhaps the damaging effects however would be reduced if the kids (and adults who should know better) knew that their actions were a detriment to their heroes. Maybe that is naive...dunno.





Is there anything you would like to say to TuneTribe?



Come to The Slaughtered lamb in London on Dec 1st for the release of my record Hunting my Dress !!!! Enjoy the fall !!!