Jess Wayne
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Jess Wayne

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Folk Adult Contemporary




"Jess Wayne Stuns with Debut, "Ride The River""

"one of the most impressive and notable records of 2016" - No Depression

"Jess Wayne Shares Debut Album, "Ride the River""

"blissful combination of modern Folk, Blues, easy Jazz and a dash of Americana." - Paste Magazine

"Jess Wayne releases "Ride The River""

"molten hot concoction of smooth jazz, contemporary folk, and cool blues that bring out the Americana “storytelling”” - Nashville Music Guide

"Jess Wayne Ride The River"

As many moments of blissful beauty as there are of thought provoking, real-life reflection. - Stereo Stickman

"Interview: Jess Wayne"

the essence of life’s complexity, for people who know that life is sometimes messy and muddy, yet simple and beautiful all at the same time - The Huffington Post

"Music Review: Jess Wayne - "Ride The River""

like riding down a winding, clear-watered river with a steady, slow current on a warm, sunny day - Blogcritics

"Ride The River with Jess Wayne"

well-seasoned, fine like aged wine, and as tasty as grandma’s jam - Middle Tennessee

"Jess Wayne - 'Ride The River'"

Fascinating up and coming artist…. does a stunning job genre hopping - The Independent Spotlight

"Jess Wayne - Ride The River [Music Review]"

a hefty dose of rock music that channels the artistic muscle of greats like Van Morrison and Warren Zevon....powerful live instrumentation that transcends so-called, “dating.” - The Miews

"Jess Wayne: Ride The River"

complex, messy, muddy, simple and beautiful – all at the same time....about as independent as you can get. -


Ride The River Album
Bully Boys - Single



Jess Wayne is a singer-songwriter, poet, and guitar player based in Los Angeles (originally from Denver); His sound can be described as a comfortable fusion of contemporary folk, chill blues, jazz stylings and Americana.

The band includes three world-class players: John Matthew Rosenberg on piano/keys (Cab Calloway, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Bonnie Raitt, Phil Collins, Huey Lewis), Jimmy Ledezma on percussion (Arco Iris, Los Pinguos, Wild Colonials) and Jesse Holsapple on bass (Dale Okerman, Tiran Porter - both of Doobie Brothers fame).

Music with a groove for adults who have lived and know that life is complex, messy, muddy, simple and beautiful - all at the same time. Jess Wayne’s debut album, "Ride The River," was released June 10, 2016.

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