I am excited to announce my first full-length album "Heart of Me" will officially release on Friday, March 1st.
Here is the official album artwork: front cover, back cover and the piece that will go under the CD. The artwork is done by one of my best friends, Mr. Robert James Russell. He did an amazing job with this.
The album is available to pre-order now at any of the links below and you'll get an immediate download of "Be The One" when you do. On March 1st it will be on Spotify, Google and just about anywhere else you might stream or buy music.
PRE-ORDER ON BANDCAMP
PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES
PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON
Check out the lyric video for “Be The One”. The video was done by the incredible Andy Persons. Check out his instagram HERE!
I had a lot of fun putting this together with Andy and he did a fantastic job! Check it out and please share with your friends!
Details on the new album title and release date are coming soon!
Just found out I’ll be playing at the Kiss Country 99.9 Chili Cookoff at C.B. Smith Park on Sat Jan 26th. Time TBD, so if you’re going stop by and see me in the Ford Blue Lounge.
Happy to release the first single from my upcoming album. Please check out “Be The One” featuring Ari Hest! Hope you enjoy it!
Here are the rest of teaser images for the new record.
“Every single moment, shaped the way I am. Like back in Arizona, where it all began...”
“I wish that I could tell you, but today is not Tuesday...”
“If you seek then you will find, I’m so much more than a waste of time...”
“I can’t promise things are ever perfect. All that I can be is just the hand that won’t let go...”
Here are some more teaser images for the new record.
"I can't help but think about the future. There's only two words left for me to say."
“Respect the world that surrounds you, and keep a heart that aims true…”
“Keep raising your voices. Scream loud & true. Stand for what you believe in, and start something new.”
“So get on with your new life. Prove that you are better, when I’m not around…”
We are getting close to the end of recording. I need to sing 4 more songs and then we are done and on to mixing. As of now we are still on track to be ready for the online listening party on Facebook Live on Thursday Dec 14th.
This week I started releasing some teaser images for the new album on Instagram and Facebook. I thought I’d put them here as well. More to come.
The artwork was done by one of my best friends, Robert James Russell. He’s a talented writer and also a great artist. You can check out his work here.
“How much sand in the hourglass, I’ll guess we’ll never know…”
“If you’ll try, dig carefully, you’ll see there’s much more at the heart of me…”
“Old faded photos, stacks of our CDs, it’s crazy how it all comes rushing back to me…”
“It’s hard to explain cause I, feel the same as though, you run right through my blood…”
So as we are getting closer to finishing the record I’ve been trying to figure out the best way for everyone to hear the album. Since most everyone I know doesn’t all live in the same place I can’t hold an event at a venue so I thought what if we did it online?
On Thursday Dec 14th from 8-9pm, please join me on my Facebook page for an online listening party. I will be broadcasting on facebook live and we’ll listen to the album from start to finish. I’ll be online to chat and share some stories and you’ll be able to chat as well to share your feedback.
I’m really excited to share these songs with you all and I can’t wait to see what you think.
So head over to FB and add me as a friend if we aren’t already so you can be part of this event.
Recording of the record has begun. Guitars are done for all 10 songs and drums should be starting soon. Our original drummer Derek, who played on the last record has had some technical issues which won’t allow him to record this time around.
So instead I am excited announce that Hubert Payne will be taking over on drums. Hubert is currently the drummer for “Little Big Town” and I could not be more excited to have him on board.
Can’t wait for you all to hear these tunes. Be in touch soon!
Hey everyone. GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS
So I am going into the studio in the next couple of months to work on a new record. That's the good news.
The bad news is I wrote more songs than I have budget for. To try and remedy this situation, I am taking pre-orders over on Kickstarter. If I can hit my goal by July 20th, then I'll be able to add more songs to the album and hopefully won't leave any un-recorded.
If you'd like to pre-order packages start at $10. Check out the link for more details.
Can't wait for you to hear the new tunes!
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out to the show Friday night. It was great being back in MI and I had such a blast playing. It was awesome seeing all my family and friends who came out and an extra big thanks to Domesic Problems for having me. I've missed those guys and they crushed it as usual. That's why they are still to this day, one of my favorite bands.
Hope to be back in MI soon!
I'm just getting home from playing an amazing gig with Emerson Hart. I had such a blast. The crowd was incredible. Thank you all for making me feel so welcome on stage. I hope to see you guys again sometime. Check out the shows page for my dates around South Florida. Also check out the setlist page if you want to know which tunes I played tonight. I didn't explain it on stage (stupid me) but a lot of the songs tonight are from my latest project called PALISADES DRIVE. Keep scrolling down to read the post on how that all came together. But if you're looking for the tunes online and searching Jesse Young, not all will be there.
Thanks so much to the Broward Center for having me on the show and a huge THANK YOU to Emerson Hart for being a super nice guy. He's been one of my favorites since Tonic first hit the scene, so to share the stage with him tonight was a huge honor for me. The best part is he was such a great guy and I love when people I look up too, turn out to be cool people in person.
Thanks again to everyone for making this a great night and I hope we do it again soon!
For all my Michigan friends, I am happy to announce that I will be coming home to play a show in May. I will be opening for my good friends Domestic Problems at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on Friday May 18th. Hope to see as many of you as possible. It's been too long!
Very excited to announce that I will be opening for Emerson Hart (lead singer of Tonic) at the Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday March 23rd. The show starts at 8pm and both Emerson and I will be playing solo acoustic shows. Emerson is one of my favorite songwriters so this is a show you don't want to miss. CLICK HERE for details.
HERE IT IS!
Check out the link below to watch the lyric video for "Hey Girl". Hope you enjoy it!
Hey folks. Sorry for the radio silence. But Zach and I have been working on a new track and I am happy to share the album artwork for my new single called "Hey Girl". In writing this song I didn't think that it fit with the Palisades Drive sound, it sounded a little bit like my older stuff but with a current country spin so I decided to go that direction and put it out under my name this time around.
I am really excited about this track so stay tuned as it's coming soon. In the meantime you can check out this short little tease.
Can't wait for you all to hear this song.
So I haven't been good about posting here because I've been tied up with all things Palisades Drive and finishing up the Kickstarter but today is album release day. So happy to have the new EP out in the wild. If you somehow missed it, you can check out all the tunes at the link below. Hope you enjoy and please spread the word to anyone you think may like it.
Also, new dates on the shows page. Some exciting news there, I will be playing the Hyatt in Delray every week for the rest of the year starting in April. So if you're in Delray, stop by and say hello.
What's happening? If you haven't been following me on Twitter or FB, you may have missed the news that I am doing a Kickstarter for Palisades Drive. I am looking to record 3 more songs and release an EP sometime next year. So give it a listen and I hope you'll come along for the ride. I think I've got 3 more great tunes and I know Zach will knock them out of the park. Can't wait to get started.
Hey Everyone. I just posted the new song for Palisades Drive called "Got Me That Way". Give it a listen and hope you enjoy!
Also, some new dates are posted so if you're in the area come by and say hello!
Hey Everyone. Sorry for the silence, but I've been working on a new project. If you've heard me talk on Twitter or Facebook, I recorded a new song and decided to release it under a new band name called PALISADES DRIVE. You can check out the lyric video for the first single called "Part Time Rock Star" below. Hope you enjoy. I did this all myself, using Legos and stop motion.
OPENING FOR PAT MCGEE
Pretty excited today to announce I'll be opening for Pat McGee at the Broward Center on Sun Jan 31st. I started listening to the Pat McGee Band probably around 1999 and even flew to North Carolina to catch a show before they released their major lable debut Shine in 2000, because I wanted to hear all the new songs before my buddies in MI.
I did play with Pat when we did the show together at Germain Arena with Sister Hazel and O.A.R. a few years back, but really looking forward to this one.
I'll have the incredible Anthony Church on sax with me, so don't miss it! For more info, see the show page!
NEW T-SHIRT DESIGNS
One of the rewards if you back the new Kickstarter is an exclusive T-Shirt. I wanted to share the first initial designs that have been done. While these are not final and I am still working out the details on how many designs I'll be able to offer, I thought you guys might enjoy giving these a look.
If you want to get a T-Shirt, back the Kickstarter at the link below.
WHO WANTS SOME NEW MUSIC?
Today I am launching another Kickstarter to record some more tunes. The goal is to raise enough to record 6 new songs. When I release the new album I'll include the 4 from Live.Love.Learn. so we have a full length album. I'd like to start recording by the end of the year to have this album out by the spring or summer of 2016. Please spread the word, we'll need as many people on board as possible. See the link below to donate. Thanks in advance for your help!
The site is back. Long story but basically I lost my domain for a couple of years and couldn't get access to it. However I finally got it back so I am happy to have my site back again. I'll be posting new info as it comes up, so stayed tuned.