Jesse is a multi-talented guitarist, singer, songwriter and filmmaker who crafts a gravelly sound that blends elements of old-school country, blues, zydeco, punk, Texas swing and crunchy rock and roll. The guy is an amazing talent and a veteran performer whose story reads like a who’s who of American music. Jesse is touring in support of his brand new release, Mixtape Volume 1
(August 9, Blue Élan Records), which you can preview via Rolling Stone Country HERE
. The album is a bare-knuckled manifesto that reimagines deep cuts from a variety of artists that have influenced Jesse the most, like Jackson Browne, The Cars, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young and AC/DC. His transformation of The Clash’s “Bankrobber”
from a reggae-saturated classic into a kind of Bo Diddley shuffle was recently included in Rolling Stone Country
’s list of 10 New Songs You Should Know
, and No Depression
describes his new album as "satisfying and fun, like sifting through a stack of records with an old friend."