“...he’s a force to be reckoned with.” John Platt - WFUV - New York City
Jesse Terry is a singer/songwriter with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Home is now the coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut, but Terry’s music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Abbey Road to Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from George Harrison, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, James Taylor and Jackson Browne.
Having played festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Musikfest and The Tiree Music Festival, and toured from coast to coast and across oceans to the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland and New Zealand, the buzz on Jesse continues to build. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The CMT/NSAI Song Contest, Jesse has garnered worldwide acclaim, including the honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International. His music has appeared in the CW's “Hart of Dixie.” PBS's “Roadtrip Nation” and ABC’s “Forever.”
Person by person, state by state, country by country, his fans, supporters, and colleagues have grown exponentially in the past few years, including at multiple gigs where Terry has opened for major artists such as Paula Cole, Darrel l Scott, Red Molly, Liz Longley, and founder of Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin.
Jesse already has four stellar releases under his belt and will be releasing two more full-length albums in 2017; his stripped down “Natural” album, featuring stunning harmonies from Dar Williams, Kim Richey, Sarah Darling, Liz Longley, Er in Rae, Annie Clements and Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels and Rope – And his “Stargazer” album, a full band album featuring a world-class string section, rich harmonies and lush rock n’ roll production.
‘As a young artist, Terry would fit right in with the songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s. Listening to his music, it’s easy to imagine hearing his songs on the radio in between cuts by Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell.’ Jay Smith - Pollstar.com
‘The melodies ring with instant accessibility and a clear connection, conveying a brilliance and clarity that most veteran artists still strive for.’ Lee Zimmerman - No Depression
"Unique to the great talents of the world, is the fact that they cannot be compared to each other. Jesse Terry is Jesse Terry – a voice, a presence, a personality, and a talent unto himself... It takes no courage for us to say, Jesse Terry, here’s to a decades long relationship – the sky is the limit!" Alexis Ann - The Resident