JeConte

JeConte

 Sausalito, California, USA
BandAmericanaRock

High Vibration Northern California Rock’n’ Roll at its best, JeConte brings a performance that gets the crowd rocking and keeps it moving. Deep soulful New Orleans Blues, Jazz & Funk combined with JeConte’s non-stop lightening harmonica chops....and out comes a one of a kind music experience.

Biography

Through the mist and the fog, beyond her golden shores, forged in the heart of the Redwood Mountains, Sweet Northern California is born. There is a magic in the air that inspires the faithful to live their dreams and follow their hearts. It is here that we find the high vibration rock n roll of JeConte.

The distant thunder that is fast approaching is the storm that rises from within, the train that will not stop. Take your seats- the JeConte train is stopping for no one...

Individually, each tune carries a unique musical experience, representing a moment in life, a seat on the train, with greater meaning...Taken together, ‘Sweet Northern California’ is an inventive, electrifying compilation of magnetic tunes sure to inspire and certain to bring your groove on…and keep it going...Enjoy the ride!

High Vibration Northern California Rock’n’ Roll at its best. JeConte brings an energy level and performance that gets the crowd rocking and keeps it moving. Imagine a deep soulful New Orleans Blues, Jazz & Funk influence, combined with JeConte’s non-stop lightening harmonica chops....and out comes a one of a kind music experience that embodies what live Rock, Blues, and Funk music is all about.

Throughout the years, singer, songwriter, and harmonica player JeConte has played with multiple bands and in a mixed medley of projects & festivals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, New Orleans, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Europe, North Africa Latin & South America. JeConte is comprised of Mattey Cohen, Mike Sugar, Lex Razon & JeConte. In addition, Chris Haugen, Glenn Hartman & Alan Williams help to round out this eclectic wheel of performers, perfecting a sound that is purely original and sure to keep em on their feet.

JeConte has been singing and playing harmonica all of his adult Life. He carries an energetic blend of soulful, bluesy vocals and a Texas Blues-Jazz/Funk Harmonica style all of his own. JeConte plays his harmonicas through a vintage 1940’s Vega Amp and multiple customized, modified microphones, while utilizing a custom turner and a modified JT30. Previous collaborations include THIC, The Push (pushsf.com), and concurrently Citronica Muse: a DJ, Dumbek, Guitar, Harmonica & Vocal cacophony of sound that rocks the house.

Lyrics

Sweet Northern California

Written By: JeConte

Thumbing for love up the coast route One
Toward the Redwood Highway
Green Mountains guiding me
To the Blue Sea by the Bay

Ain't Nothing going to stop us
It’s the land of the free
No more troubles no more worries
Be what you want to be

Life of Love and the Golden Gate
Everything’s gonna go our way
Time is on our side
No need to run, no need to hide

Everything that you want
Is waiting here for you
Just show up and you’ll find it
Show up and be true

Show up
Baby just show up
Show up Please Show up
Baby just show up

Mama come on home
I’m waiting here for you
Yes baby come on come on home

Sweet Northern California
Is the place to be
Sweet Northern California
And her redwood trees
Sweet Northern California
It’s the land of the sun
Sweet Northern California
She is the one

Life your living its not life
Times are hard that’s right
California, is the place to be
Here you will see

Out here on the Left Coast Bay
We play hard everyday
Where the living is easy
No need to run away

Drive up north to heavens gate
Where the trees rise high
Tomorrow to the world
Way beyond the sky

Do what you want to do
Be what you want to be
Dream if your gonna dream
This is the land of the free

Oh girl it’s waiting here for you
Oh baby I’m so tired
living out here without you
all alone

Mama come on home
I’m waiting here for you
Yes baby come on…come on home

Sweet Northern California
Is the place to be
Sweet Northern California
An her redwood trees
Sweet Northern California
Yes she’s the one
Sweet Northern California
I am her son

Sweet Northern California
Sweet Northern California
Sweet Northern California
Make sweet love to you girl

Discography

JeConte - Sweet Northern California

Set List

This is usually dependent on the gig. Short gigs or openers we do an hour set +. Regular gigs we do two sets at an hour + each depending on guests, etc.

We typically do mostly originals with a variation of some obscure covers from various bands: Allman's, Zeppelin, Radio Head, Mountain, Billy Preston, John Mayall...

Typical set list would be:
Colorado
Undone
Waiting
Macaroon
Heroin
Mississippi Queen - Mountain
Downtown Brown
Everything & Anything
Heart
Get It While You Can
Sweet Northern California
Nobody's Fault But Mine - Zep