Michele Jusko's passion for singing and songwriting started at the ripe old age of seven, in a little apartment in Queens, New York, when she wrote her first original song "Another Peanut Butter Love Song." Michele’s adoration for peanut butter was poetically expressed in her first song. It's as if another John Lennon or Joni Mitchell was born.
Today, Michele's love for music is just as strong, however, her songwriting inspiration has ventured a little past her peanut butter obsession. There's an interesting story behind Michele’s desire to pursue music as a career. Michele was adopted as a baby and her adoptive parents are wonderful people but don't have a musical bone in their bodies. Michele wasn't really exposed to music very much growing up. Several years ago, Michele found her birth mother and discovered music was definitely in her DNA. Her mom was a singer, her biological father was a pianist and bass player and graduated from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and her maternal grandfather was a percussionist for the Boston Symphony for more than twenty years.
Michele's music has received acclaim by both fans and industry people. She’s had her songs featured in TV shows such as: "Shameless” starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum on Showtime, “Madam Secretary” starring Tea Leoni on CBS, "The Lying Game" on ABC Family, "Shark" starring James Woods on CBS, the new Netflix release of "Charmed" and "Melrose Place" (also airing on TNT) and the MTV shows: "Blonde Charity Mafia," "Teen Mom 2," "16 & Pregnant" and "The Real World: New Orleans." She also was a "Staff Pick" for Clear Channel New Music and her songs were finalists in both the John Lennon Song Contest & The Billboard World Song Contest.