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The Jesse Greene Band performed on the Black Sheep Stage in 2016 at Bluesfest. 

Bluesfest Highlights

Quotes by Terry Steeves on July 14th, 2016

                                                          photo: Terry Steeves


Jesse Greene, tore up the stage with her no-nonsense blues mix of originals and creative covers.

I loved the jazz-infused instrumentation on their original, “Midnight”, from their recently released EP, Find It Tonight. Others from the new album included the quick-paced, “Good Time Lady”, the tribal beat flavour of “Travelling Man”, the blues/rock power-chorded goodness of “No More Roll”, and the title track “Find It Tonight”, a very infectious washboard blues piece loaded with 3-part harmonies, and a solid bassline.

“The Jesse Greene Band sizzled with stand-out performances from all, as well as showcased the band’s incredible tightness. Their new material from their album Find It Tonight impressed me with its array of rhythms, and genre colours of blues, rock, and jazz that wander off the beaten path, and into unique, fresher territory.

        

The Jesse Greene Band sizzled at Irene’s

Quotes by Terry Steeves on Monday July 27th, 2015

“The Jesse Greene Band, shook up a packed house at Irene’s Pub on Friday night, with their highly charged brand of rockin’ powerhouse blues.

“From underneath her dark long locks that bore a blues-style fedora, came a voice that had the smoky timbre of Bonnie Raitt, the wonderful raspiness of Janis Joplin and at times, the nostalgic tremolo of Bessie Smith. Her guitar playing and lead work was impressive as she churned out some deep-toned progressions on her ruby coloured Hagstrom.

“Her sultry vocal tones shone during the slow, smouldering numbers like Raitt’s, “Love Me Like A Man”, and Joplin’s, “One Good Man”, and “Turtle Blues”. I loved the vamped up goodness of “Good Mornin’ Little Schoolgirl” and the swampy blues heaviness of “Amos Moses”. Their arrangements of these songs brought a unique quality to the music and almost sounded like their own compositions. I also enjoyed the very 30’s style swing beat of “Sweet Thing”, an original from their self-titled EP, as well as their Chicago blues-flavoured, “Mojo Man.”

 I was moved by the electric chemistry that took place onstage when the band really got into their groove and things really started to cook. It was something you could see as well as hear, as the atmosphere intensified with the audience’s reciprocation. The Jesse Greene Band completely won me over and have definitely been added to my list of amazing local talent.

           For more on the Jesse Greene Band, find them on Facebook.