Songs from the Heartland….Meet, Jesse Brewster


I normally post my alt-country/Americana over the weekend , so let’s think of this as an extended weekend. Jesse Brewster follows in that long line of singer-songwriter West Coast vibe from James Taylor, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Neil Young and the list goes on. Songs about life that we can all relate to. Excellent vocals go well with the cool guitar , sometimes fiddle, nice southern feel to it all. So start your week off right with a little Jesse Brewster….

Hi my name is….

Jesse Brewster

People say I sound like…..

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Eagles, Neil Young, something altogether different

I am originally from…..

Northern California

Who are some that have an influence on your sound??

In addition to the ‘sounds like section above’, my influences are from a wide spectrum ranging from southern rock, to hip hop to soul, bluegrass and folk to pop. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bob Marley, Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, Patty Griffin, Muse, I listen to different stuff all the time

We knew we were going to be a Band…

I was in bands for years before I began writing a lot of original material and ultimately went solo as a frontman

Books I recommend …

People’s History of the United States -H. Zinn

Life -K. Richards

Chesapeake -Michener

My craziest gig ever was….

Playing a benefit show at a farm where I had to announce at the end of my set that it was “time for the pig races at Porko arena”

If you could pick any time to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it be….

1967 on the West Coast would’ve been amazing. Revolutionary new sounds were emerging, songs had a clear message, and going to see live music was what everyone in the younger generation was doing

Growing up ,at home I listened to…..

James Taylor, Bob Marley, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, The Beatles, The Stones, The Police, The Eagles, Rowan Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, Leon Russell, Elton John

What Albums are on heavy rotation for you…

Ever since it came out, Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Allison Kraus has been a favorite. Also been listening to Amos Lee, Nickel Creek, Ray LaMontagne, Beck, and Dawes recently.

If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why?

First name that comes to mind is Paul McCartney, as I know it would be huge amount of exposure to a vast number of demographics, and I could watch the mastery of a 3 hour live show from behind the scenes from the best there is a the craft of songwriting and live performance.

When you are touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,.,

You mean when I’m not touring?

Hanging out with my family, playing guitar at home/writing, playing pickup gigs as a guitarist for fun, traveling

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us

Here’s a guy who not only is an accomplished musician/guitarist/producer, but has a honesty in his writing that’s not commonly found in todays music. Couple that with catchy melodies and danceable rhythms and the songs are undeniable. His sound can thread through many genres yet his lyrics and voice tie everything together.

listen to the new album…..

Jesse Brewster, Facebook

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From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife , 4 great kids and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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