The winner of the 2011 Ely Folk Festival Band Competition is singer-songwriter Jess Morgan from Norwich. Jess’s songs celebrate the countryside and coastline of East Anglia as well as personal experiences. Her poetic lyrics and melodic voice create a vibrant and original sound that is both memorable and refreshing and has been described as ‘Norfolk Americana’. Her first full length album ‘All Swell’ is bound to go far and Jess Morgan is a name to watch. As winner of the competition, Jess will open the folk festival on Friday 8th July with a performance on the main marquee stage. There was a strong field of competition entries to select from this year highlighting the great local musical talent around.