Jess Wayne has risen swiftly among a new generation of singer songwriters that bring full consequential lives and experiences to their music. Borrowing from many musical forms including folk, Americana, jazz, country and the blues, Jess transcends musical boundaries with songs and stories of the heart and soul, mind and spirit. Songs that transcend easy categorization yet are immediately familiar, by an artist that knows that life can be complex, messy, muddy, simple and beautiful, all at the same time. "Electric Bourbon Folk."
Stuns ~No Depression Blissful ~Paste Magazine
Stunning ~The Independent Spotlight Fascinating ~Brett David Stewart
Thought Provoking ~CMuse Wisdom and Honesty ~Huffpost
Molten Hot Concoction ~Nashville Music Guide
The journey has been a very long ride. Flashback to the 60's when young Jess (aka Douglas Jessop) was playing rock 'n roll in a garage band and playing high school dances. Then came a variety of exploratory careers including surveyor, cook, actor, modern dancer, photographer, filmmaker, lawyer, poet and music student at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Next came playing in numerous LA bands and recording for original projects. Now Jess is writing his own music with his own distinct voice - a singer/songwriter with huge variety because each song teaches him what it is about and what it wants. Music to feed and heal souls.