Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jesse Dee Live In Lexington Kentucky!

"Tough-but-tender soul and rollicking, rootsy R&B...infectious, revival-meeting furor." --Boston Globe

"Dee doesn't sound like anybody singing soul music today or yesterday. Honey-coated, pure, searing soul, testifyin' ballads, and upbeat anthems."--No Depression

"Jesse Dee delivers authenticity with every note." --San Francisco Chronicle

Boston-based soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Jesse Dee, currently celebrating the release of his Alligator Records debut CD, On My Mind / In My Heart, will perform as part of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hourin Lexington on Monday, August 12, 2013. With his warm and honest sound, his instantly memorable melodies and positive, slice-of-life lyrics, Jesse expertly updates soul music for contemporary audiences. 

On My Mind / In My Heart features eleven original songs produced by Jesse Dee and Jack Younger. It is a sweet soul masterpiece full of good vibes, funky grooves, and joyful melodies, with horn charts channeling The Memphis Horns and 1970s-era Van Morrison. Like Sam Cooke, Dee writes about real life with true emotional poetry. "I'm a music fan first," Dee says, "so it's important to me to seek out and create with original ideas. That's why songwriting is so important, and why I mean every word I write and sing."

Dee won the 2010 Boston Phoenix Music Poll Award For Best R&B Act, both for the strength of his live show and the aftershocks of his self-produced 2008 debut CD, Bittersweet Batch. He regularly plays to packed clubs in New England and has toured Europe multiple times, earning new fans at every gig. Dee has opened for soul greats Al Green, Solomon Burke, Etta James, Bettye LaVette, and blues rockers Los Lobos and the J. Geils Band, and has shared stages many times with fellow soul singer James Hunter. The Boston Herald declares, "Dee has an explosive voice. He possesses a powerful, raspy tenor and an uncanny phrasing ability that can't be taught."

Concert information is as follows:   

Date: Monday, August 12, 2013
Event: WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Venue: Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center
Address: 300 East 3rd Street
City: Lexington, KY
Phone: 859-252-8888
Showtime: 6:45pm
Ticket price: $10 general public / $5 student / Free admission for WoodSong partners
Website: www.woodsongs.com
*See website for detailed ticket information
*WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour will be webcast here: folk-book.comat 7:00pm EST

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