Jesse Johnson plays Winstons this thursday and The Acoustic Alliance on 10/10/10. Read all about him now,he's in the Artist Spotlight and Tracy's got the goods.
More music news coming soon....
Join me out and about this week for your chance to win tickets to Marc Cohn, The Acoustic Alliance and The Poway Music Fest.
Join me out and about this week for your chance to win tickets to Marc Cohn, The Acoustic Alliance and The Poway Music Fest.The House of Blues for Local Brews Local Grooves, last chance for this month's featured brew, Lightening beer and music from 7:00 Robin Salmon 7:30 Jenny Wood 8:00 Big Magnet 9:00 Mind over Matter 10:00 Medicine for Madison NO COVER all ages
Wednesday 9/29 - The Stage at 5th and F has a great menu and the music rocks, too. 6:30 Jenny Wood 7:00 J Grace 8:00 Miff Laracy's Bumbershoot 9:00 Citizen Band 10:00 Scott West Band NO COVER
Winstons in OB with me and Kate. 5:00 Jenny Wood 5:30 Peter Seltzer 6:00 Jesse Johnson 6:30 Kevin Danzig 7:00 The Shrill NO COVER email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to play
Desi N Friends in Point Loma. Write a song to the title LOOKING UP and show up to play it. Stick around for Couch Sessions, too! Get all the details here, see you there!
Although born and raised in San Diego, Jesse Johnson is no stranger to big city living. He went to college in Boston, studying music theater, and dance, then continued on to New York and many other major metros.While on the road with “Hairspray”, Jesse wrote and recorded almost his entire album “Cause and Effect” with an MBox, hotel rooms, and various equipment picked up while traveling. You also might notice the bold tattoo across his back, also translating into the literal “Cause and Effect”.
But something else you may not know is Jesse is quite the amateur road bike racer, spending about 600 to 700 hours a season on the sport, a sport he claims is somewhat addicting. 700 hours? I guess addicting is a good way to put it.
What else does this pop rock sporty guy have to reveal? Read the interview to learn more about him.
I listened to some of your songs, a lot of them seemed to be about love. Was there a specific muse for these songs?
"The songs for the record were written between 2002 and 2007. Basically, I was still a teenager when I started working on that music, and obviously, you can see the underlying theme of the record has a lot to do with the somewhat childlike sense of love and loss I was experiencing throughout that period. Though I'll keep the details under wraps, I did indeed have what you would call a muse, and she inflicted more than enough... inspiration to get me through writing a record, and some."You started writing music at age 11, that’s pretty young. Who were you being influenced back then?
And where is your favorite venue in SD to play your music?
"I think my favorite place to play in SD is Anthology. It's just such a beautiful room. It's small enough to connect with your audience, the sound is better than decent, and it's got a relaxed but classy vibe."
Well his next show is at Winston's this up coming Thursday, or on Oct 10 for the acoustic alliance. Good stuff, but if you can't make it, check out more at jessejohnsononline.com
By Tracy Kinnaman Petrucci
Greetings music lovers, here is this week's fun. Join me for your chance to win Marc Cohn tickets courtesy of 102.1 KPRI
Tuesday 9/22 - The House of Blues for Local Brews Local Grooves, no cover and all ages! 7:00 Chris Zach 7:30 Kim Divine 8:00 Driver Ed Band 9:00 The Plastic Revolution 10:00 Tori Roze and the Hot Mess
Wednesday 9/23 - The Stage at 5th and F, the music starts early so come for dinner and music from 7:00 Katie Leigh and The Infantry 8:00 Tim Tormey and Ricki Michele 8:30 open 9:00 The Ballad Mongers 10:00 Soup 11:00 Tannyr Denby NO COVER
Thursday 9/2 - Happy Hour in OB at Winstons, this week it's ROSSapalooza! 5:00 Bill Liscomb 5:30 open 6:00 Humble Tripe 7:00 SweetTooth NO COVER, dixie chicks and good times galore!
Friday/Saturday/Sunday - The Songwriter SleepOver happens this weekend and there are still a few spots open for YOU. Resting, relaxing, singing and songwriting by the lake. Get all the info here, Dave Howard's songwriter workshop happens at noon on Saturday.
Don't miss the next edition of THE GAME on Sunday, October 3rd at 4pm at Desi N Friends in Point Loma. The song title is LOOKING UP. Immediately following The Game we'll have some Couch Sessions so join us!
That's it for this week friends, see you at a show!
And he’s not only a musician, but a husband, a father, a tech guy, a philanthropist, and even a secret pool boy. Oh yes, who doesn’t need a good under cover pool boy? Maybe the following interview will have some good pool boy stories... or maybe not.Six is a nice young age to start playing an instrument all on your own, how were you so determined so early?
So what were you playing back then?
"I would play contemporary hits of the time from sheet music. When I was 13 I had the song book for Frampton Comes Alive. I started playing rock and punk when I got into my teens. I wrote my first song at age 15. It sounded suspiciously like something The Who might have left off of “Who’s Next.”"
With such an early understanding of music, were you able to make your living just from music alone?"No, I don’t make a living off of my music. There was a time when I did, but I had no place to live, no food and I kept bumming showers off of my friends. I work as a technical trainer and instructional designer for a software company. I’ve been in the learning and development field since 1999. I have friends who make a living from music; teaching, gigging, recording. I have been able to raise kids, have an awesome marriage and buy a house, but not because music brought in the money."
Just a note to let you know that there are still a few spots left for the Songwriter SleepOver happening September 24th and 25th at Lake Jennings in Lakeside. Only 20 minutes from downtown San diego, Lake Jennings feels like a world away. Weather.com says it's gonna be sunny and in the low 80s during the day, high 50s at night. Nice.
Our site has room for 30 people, plenty of room to pitch your tent and the bathrooms (showers, too!) are only a stone's throw away. Anyone is invited, songwriter or not, and it's all ages so bring the family. Friendly dogs are invited too, they'll have to pay a dollar a day extra.
For those of you who wish to participate, we'll give you a song title for THE GAME on Friday night and we'll play our songs aroud the campfire on Saturday night. Additionally, DAVE HOWARD will conduct a songwriter workshop at noon on Saturday. Other activities include boating, fishing, hiking and relaxing.
Bring your own camping gear, food and drinks. Wood, water and s'mores are included. $20 covers your camp site for Friday and Saturday. Any questions, please shout. To reserve your spot or get more information, visit the official site.