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Tour Wrap and TV Shows 

Well I'm back home now from 15 days on the road and I can't begin to explain how amazing this trip was. Above is a simple collage of some of the photos from the trip. There are so many people to thank! I met so many great people along the way and saw some old friends too! I can't wait to go back east again real soon!

If you would like a copy of the new album head to WWW.JESSEPARENTMUSIC.COM/MUSIC. There you can download directly from the music page, order a CD through the Store, or head to iTunes to get a copy there. And of course they are always available at shows!

This month has been very exciting.
On top of a successful tour I had a few TV appearances as well! ION Music from Rogers TV in Kitchener came out to the CD release on May 1. Although I can't get my hands on a copy of the program here is a little teaser they did: ION MUSIC TEASER

Not only that but I was on a great program in Hamilton called Ensemble! and you can watch the full episode right here: ENSEMBLE FULL EPISODE

Thank you for your continued support. All upcoming dates will be added to the site this week so have a look, save a date, and see you at a show real soon!


An Album, a CD Release, and a Tour! 

This is my 3rd album. Almost 6 years to the day from releasing my first. This is 6 months of hard work culminating in 12 songs, a new album, a CD release party, and an Eastern Canadian Tour. This is more songs, more musicians, and more time spent than I have before. We are one week away and I haven't been this happy and excited in quite some time. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this project. It's been a pleasure.

Friday May 1 is the official release day and we are celebrating with a huge concert at The Boathouse in downtown Kitchener. See the poster below for details. $10 at the door or you can get tickets at The Boathouse or Encore Records in Kitchener.

Then I am headed east. From May 15-30 I am touring to Halifax NS, and back to support the new record. So check out the Shows page, I hope to see you out there on the road.

All the best,
Jesse

A Circle, a CD Release, and a Tour!  

Well its that time again. Here at Jesse Parent Music world headquarters we're getting ready to release ABOUT TIME. Jesse's 3rd CD and 2nd full-length release. So because of that the next couple months are going to be incredible, and incredibly busy. Sign up for the mailing list to stay in the know, follow on twitter, and like on facebook.

Here are some major "Save the Dates" for your Calendar at home:

FRIDAY APRIL 3
The Boathouse
Kitchener, ON
Songwriter's Circle with special guests:
Lynn Jackson, Steve Parkinson, and Tanya Philipovich!
This is exactly one month before the CD release and will be an amazing night of songs and storytelling!

FRIDAY MAY 1
The Boathouse
Kitchener, ON
ABOUT TIME CD RELEASE
$20 Including the new CD
Special Guests Lynn Jackson

ABOUT TIME Tour
From May 15 to May 30 Jesse will be heading out east and back for a 10-13 date tour. Check out the shows page for all the details

And every member of the mailing list will receive a free download of the new single "Let it Go" at the beginning of April. So make sure you sign up before then!


 

Happy New Year! 

Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your support in 2014. With a new album coming out we are very excited with what 2015 brings! Come see a preview of some new tunes and our full line up of guitar, bass, drums, and key this Saturday night in Kitchener! Kick those winter blahs and see you there.

Friday December 5th 

I'd like to officially welcome Chad Davis to the band. He is an old friend and one of the first musicians I ever played with! He has joined the band to drum and for general handsomeness. McLoud has been with us on Bass since the CD release of "This Uncertainty" and has stuck around! But this next album is his first time recording with us.

The 3 of us hit the stage on Friday December 5 at The Cameron House in Toronto! Sarah Burton graces the stage at 9 and we come on after. Don't miss our first concert as a new band!

$5 at the door. 9pm.

New Songs and a New Album 

I have been waiting a long time to share this! I'm very excited because I have booked our first recording sessions for Album #3!

We start recording on Oct 18 and 19 and are looking at the end of March/early April release. Because my engineer has a mobile studio set up I could record anywhere, I wanted to record somewhere unique and artistic. So the bass, drums, and guitar for this record will be recorded at The Homer Watson House and Gallery in Kitchener, ON.

And for your viewing and listening pleasure get a load of this! 3 new songs and videos! All 3 of these songs will be on the new record recorded with a full band. These are simply a nice preview of what's to come. Enjoy!

Video 1: Something More

Video 2: About TIme

Video 3: Last Love Song
 

A Not Long Enough Weekend 

Well I hope everyone had a great August long weekend! Mine consisted of 2 shows and a cottage. Not bad if I do say so myself...which I do.

Friday brought me to the beautiful town of Elora, ON and The Metcalfe. I met some new friends and had a great night. Then it was onto Bobcaygeon on Saturday and Trailfest. What's Trailfest you say? Well it's a yearly event where Jeep enthusiasts get together and drive their souped-up 4x4's through trails and Canadian Sheild and such. I didn't make it onto a trail but I played tunes all day while riders came in and out. They even have games, like the one where you use your Jeep to push a giant beachball into a kiddie pool. Amazing. Thanks for having me!

After the work was through it was further west into the Kawarthas and to a cottage rented with my close friends including McLoud who will be laying down the low notes on the next record. All in all it was a weekend of work, music, good friends, and great scenery. Maybe a few drinks were involved too.

Who else needs a weekend to get over their weekend?












Fireworks and Blue Jays  

Well I've just finished a wonderful "staycation" with the one I love and it's good to be back. It was nice to have some time away and spend some time with friends and family!

Day 1 started low key with a binge watch of Orange is the New Black which is highly recommended! Sorry if my writing turns dark and incarcerated-ish.
Day 2 lead us to the Toronto Island and some beach time in the sun. It was my first time since I was very young, like pre-memory young, and it was a relaxing time in and around some beautiful scenery. Were it not for the skyline I couldn't tell I was in a major city. Then we shared a charcuterie with some good friends. It was my first time around the charcuterie board. Too fancy to say, but just delicious enough for these taste buds!
Day 3 saw us venture into the Rogers Cen...ahem.....SkyDome to watch the Blue Jays beat The Milwaukee Brewers in Canada Day red jerseys. Another first came as I watched the dome open for the first time. A 27 minute impressive maneuver! Then the day ended with fireworks and a barbeque back home with some friends and family
Day 4 rounded out the vacation with another day of rest and relaxation, card games, and more TV binge-watching.

A nice little time "away from it all" but I look forward to some great gigs this weekend! See you in Listowel, Cambridge, or London. Check the shows page for all the details

All the best,
Jesse

 

Somedays, Tomorrows, and Best Laid Plans

Rich Uncle Tavern, 45 King St W , Kitchener, ON

Jesse is recording a new album and wants you to be in the audience!

This 50 seat venue will provide the perfect intimate space to record a live album with his friends Steve Wood on pedal steel guitar, and Emily Barkley on vocals.

Including opening act, Twas Now, this will be a great evening of music.

Each guest will also receive a signed show poster and a signed copy of the CD when it is released!