Jessy Greene

Jessy Greene


Jessy Greene blends an eclectic array of electronica, pop melody, rock guitar, violin and hiphop rhythms--and the result is surprisingly harmonious.


Gritty and glamorous, Jessy Greene's debut solo CD "Blue Sky" is the result of a long and winding musical journey. Jessy has played with Wilco, The Geraldine Fibbers, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, and R.E.M. but now has moved front and center to deliver a sound all her own. Dark and romantic, with a rock and roll attitude her music is a unique blend of haunting strings and lush vocals.
Jessy recorded her first album, "BLUE SKY," all on computer. Beats created on an MPC 2000, melancholy vocals and dark string arrangements define ameritronica, the unique result of Jessy's musical journey. Incorporating years of classical violin training and a degree from UCLA in ethnomusicology, Jessy has created her own sound. Dark and romantic with a rock and roll attitude, it is a unique blend of organic and inorganic sonic elements creating spacy, cutting edge, alternative pop.
Upon graduating from UCLA, Jessy joined the Peter Himmelman "Skin" tour, playing violin and singing backup. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Jessy joined the Geraldine Fibbers on violin and vocals. With the Fibbers, Jessy recorded two critically acclaimed albums for Virgin Records, 1995's "Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home" and 1997's "Butch".
In 1997, Jessy relocated to Minneapolis, joining forces with The Jayhawks and performing on their album "Sound of Lies" and the tour that followed. She also performed extensively with the Jayhawk's related super group Golden Smog, and contributed her talents to their 1998 album "Weird Tales". She also turned up on Wilco's "Being There" and the Afghan Whigs' "1965".
During the last few years, Jessy has been a busy girl. She is in the process of finishing her second album, "a demon and her lovers". She also found time to lend her violin skills to an impressive list of artists including Wilco once again for their first single, "Jesus, etc." off of their blockbuster album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." Other projects included recording with The Minus 5, Bellwether, Mark Mallman and Iffy as well as live performances with REM, Wilco, The Minus 5, Soul Asylum and many more.


Jessy Greene "Blue Sky" released in 2003
Rough mixes off the soon to be released second CD by Jessy Greene, "a demon and her lovers", are being played on 89.3, The Current, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.