Coming off the critical success of his last album, Wrecking Ball at the Concert Hall, San Francisco singer-songwriter/ guitarist Jesse Brewster is taking a different approach this time: one single per month for 12 months, leading to the release of his new album.
“I can’t remember a time in my life when music wasn’t important to me,” says Brewster. “It’s the greatest medium allowing you to express anger and rebellion, playful sarcasm, tenderness and beauty- it’s everything.”
Jesse’s music continues to draw on influences that he heard on his parents’ record player as a kid, such as The Stones, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson and The Allman Bros. His music mixes Classic Rock, Country and Southern Rock while maintaining a sound that is original and diverse, ranging from dynamic hooks to foot-stomping upbeat jams and heartfelt ballads as Brewster delivers story-oriented songs that are filled with themes of loss, hope truth and introspection.
“In trying to figure out how to finance my next record, I decided to record and release one single up front. I enjoyed putting that first session together so I decided to continue with that process. The industry is definitely swaying back towards single song releases and as much as I love that full album process, this just makes the most sense. I can work with a variety of the most talented players, engineers and producers I know, and give each song 100% focus.”
His latest single, and third installment of his March of Tracks, “World Closing In” (May 7) is a gypsy-jazz influenced Americana song laced with soaring fiddle, choppy Bluegrass mandolin, guitar solos, Beach Boys reminiscent backing harmonies and a toe-tapping rhythm that will appeal to any musical taste. His previous releases in the series were “Waiting For My Chance” (an uplifting song of desire and persistence with a catchy chorus and cool slide guitar riffs) and the infectious and powerful “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down,” showcasing Brewster’s gritty vocals and featuring funk grooves, rich backbeat, soulful bass, drums and backing vocals as well as twangy guitar and classic rock riff s, proving that Brewster is truly a master of combining different influences, while still keeping authentic to his signature sound. Brewster’s singles to follow will each be released on Bandcamp at the beginning of the month leading up to his forthcoming album in 2014.
World Closing In (May single): https://soundcloud.com/jessebrewster/world-closing-in
March of Tracks: http://jessebrewster.bandcamp.com
For more, visit http://www.jessebrewster.com
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