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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

 

Backlots and Records 

Well today is a start to a great weekend! Thank you Coral from The Record in KW for the wonderful write-up! The whole article can be read here: The Record

Tonight it's onto the Metcalfe in beautiful Elora, ON and then no shows until Wednesday at Monigram Cafe. What's happening at Monigram you say? Well I'm glad you asked!!! This is their 3rd Backlot Session which is an intimate concert series held above their store in downtown Cambridge, ON! It's licensed, seats about 60 and has 2 talented songwriters playing music for you. Here are the details:

Backlot Sessions
Wednesday June 25
8pm to 10pm
$5
w/ James Clark Jones

Monigram Cafe
16 Ainslie St S
Cambridge, ON

Tickets available at Monigram or at the door. See you on Wednesday!

-JP

A New Website!!  

Well it's been a few years and it was time to make things SCHNAZZY again! So I journeyed out into the deep, dark wilderness of the world wide interwebs and wrangled me a new website. So click a few pages, listen to a few tunes and bask in all the schnazziness that is the new home of Jesse Parent Music.

All the best!
- Jesse