is a Kentucky transplant who landed in LA, catching the eye of a local producer while gigging round the valley at local open mics. Dude apparently knew what he was doing, as recently she's seen her songs nibble on a few TV placements and peak on iTunes' singer-songwriter charts. "You I Want" is a song from her Hazel
EP, and brings with it this video of the pint sized musician having a bit of fun with a Lite-Brite.
She released her first full-length album, War Dancer, on Valentines Day.
In late 2008, with no money to her name, Jesse headed for Los Angeles. After a few open mic nights in the Valley and some raw demo recordings, she caught the attention of producer Jim Roach at Red Parade Music Group. Jim found something special in Jesse that countless others would soon come to recognize: A hilarious yet poignant personality shining through that smokey, battle scarred voice.
Jesse wrapped up her debut Hazel EP" in the spring of 2010 for release in September. The EP debuted in the Top Ten on iTunes singer/songwriter chart and was featured there as both a "New and Noteworthy" and "Indie Spotlight" release. Come February 2011, her song "You I Want" was featured at Starbucks retail stores in the US and Canada as their "Pick of the Week. "Stay," also off the EP, became a YouTube sensation after being used in Teen Nick's "Degrassi."
Jesse performed at the Hotel Cafe Showcase during SXSW 2011 and 2012 and has opened for the likes of John Mayer, Cary Brothers, Crash Kings, Owl City, Lights, and Angel Taylor. Through her live performances and home videos, Jesses unique brand of gritty charm has gained her many fans and made her debut record highly anticipated.
War Dancer arrived on February 14, 2012. The LP is named after a shop on the corner of "Jesse Street" & Victory Boulevard." It debuted #3 on the iTunes' singer/songwriter chart, and charted top 25 on Billboards, "Heatseekers", "New Artist", and "Folk" charts. Her song fire was featured as iTunes indie download of the week generating over 130,000 downloads.
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