Jesse Terry presented by Rainshadow Concerts
Tickets $20 available at the door or in advance.
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Jesse Terry’s seventh album, When We Wander, is the first he wrote since becoming a parent and family themes course through many songs. His music career has always been a family project ever since he became a full-time touring artist a decade ago.
Jesse met his wife Jess working on a cruise ship in the South Pacific. “As soon as we got back to the States, I proposed to her at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe in July 2010 and we packed up the car for the first tour right after that. We’ve been touring together full-time ever since.” Now with two-year-old Lily in tow, family is more important than ever to him, including the parental urge to love and protect. “If I were the moon, I’d light all of your back roads,” he sings in If I Were The Moon — “You wouldn’t need no headlights / I’d always be full.”
The life of a touring family inspired the album’s title track. “When we wander, when we wander / Don’t it feel like were finally found.” But in the face of the pandemic, he has found that “wandering is not just a literal thing. We’ve followed our hearts with so many decisions in 2020-2021, and have found that there are many ways to wander and be free and brave.”
The stage had been Jesse’s home for a decade. He plays around 150 shows a year, from Bonnaroo to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival to AmericanaFest. When the pandemic canceled concerts and delayed the album’s release, he pivoted to performing online and found a strong new connection to his fans, who had helped fund his albums all along. “My musical tribe has always been there for me,” he says with gratitude.
“Jesse Terry is a gentle soul with a formidable songwriting talent and a clear artistic vision” — John Platt – WFUV – NYC
“…easy to compare Terry’s heritage and storytelling to that of Jackson Browne, James Taylor or Bruce Springsteen… A symphonic delight for the heart and soul.” 9/10 — AmericanaUK
“bring[s] to mind iconic artist/poets like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne… [with] a performance that touches the heart like only a whisper can.” — Music News Nashville
“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