Jesse Meade
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Jesse Meade

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"Love, Actually"

Whether you're broken hearted or about to fall in love, Jesse Meade's slow, raspy style makes for perfect listening. Meade, who plays a mix of covers and originals, has taste that varies from Ray Charles to traditional songs like "This Little Light of Mine."

After moving to Eugene just over a year ago with only a friend's couch to crash on, 26-year-old Meade is trying to make an impact on the Eugene music scene. Meade describes his music as "structurally rhythm and blues," but also credits his style to the classical country of the '50s and '60s.

Like most musicians who like to prey on our emotional weaknesses, his music is about love lost and gained. Songs like "Let Me Go" and "Nothing Will Be Like This" talk about relationships turned sour and disappointing love affairs. Meade's lyrics aim for the heartstrings of his listeners, but fall slightly shorter than his more famous musical counterparts John Mayer and Jack Johnson.

While "R&B is the biggest influence," Meade's style varies slightly on tracks such as "Getting Good at Feeling Bad," which has a bluesy feel to it. Within its lyrics — "I'm beyond disappointment / I'm beyond feeling sad / I'm getting good at feeling bad" — he plays the typical bluesman singing about the woman who did him wrong.

Whether singing blues or country, Meade offers a new talent in the diverse Eugene music scene. Currently recording and writing new songs, Meade's been busy playing his romantic renditions at local bars all over Eugene; take a listen at www.jessemeade.comJesse Meade and Sam Hahn play at 10 pm Tuesdays at Luckey's. $3-$5. 21+ show. — Megan Udow - Eugene Weekly

"Jesse Meade"

“Jesse Meade positively owned the evening.”

“Dressed in earth tones and jeans he’s the guy you could pass on the street. But when he opens his mouth to sing, well…”

“Meade takes the time to fill each note, emphasizing lyrical content and vocal harmonies.”

“He’s recorded a demo and it’s amazing.”

-Dan Barry
The Hartford Advocate

- Hartford Advocate


Only homemade albums that are given away at shows.



Influences include artists like: Ray Charles, Hank Williams, Chuck Willis, Elizabeth Cotten, Otis Redding, Jimmie Rodgers, Aretha Franklin, Percy Mayfield, John Hurt, Sam Cooke, Patsy Cline, Fats Domino, and Dinah Washington.

Born in Utah on the Navajo reservation, grew up in Connecticut and western Colorado.

Learned to play guitar by ear from Mississippi John Hurt albums.