Music Artist in Residence
Brooksie Wells grew up in the South with parents who fought for Civil Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. She moved to New York City in the 1970s, where the thriving folk music scene heavily influenced her music.
Bobby Darin discovered Brooksie at the age of 19, and she wrote for years for Chappell Music, with several of her songs used in recordings and movie soundtracks.
She later recorded with John Lennon’s band Elephant’s Memory and as a singer with Kid Creole and The Coconuts.
After raising two children, Brooksie began recording again and her last album, Down Home Divas, went to #2 on the Roots Americana Charts.
Brooksie has been an artist in residence at other Montessori schools in the area and is excited to share her talents with students at Belle Meade.