News & Updates

May 11

New Vinyl Has Arrived!

We’re thrilled to announce that you can now listen to On My Mind / In My Heart on VINYL! Records can now be purchased through the online store, and will be available at live performances.

This was always the intended way we wanted this album to be heard. We’re absolutely thrilled with the result!!! Many thanks to our friends at Gotta Groove Records for doing such beautiful work!

Gotta Groove uses a special black vinyl blend for 180 gram records, which yields the most quiet records available in the marketplace. These records are the audiophile standard.

The record sits inside a classy “Tip- On” jacket, which is laminated with a pleasing matte finish.

This pressing has been a long time coming. Many folks have been waiting very patiently for their own copy. Thanks for your patience! We hope you, and yours enjoy it each time the needle meets the groove!

Bittersweet Batch is also available on vinyl for your listening pleasure.

Oct 4

Live Stream from San Fran

Jesse is performing at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco this afternoon and his set will be streamed live over the web at 12:00 PST, 3:00 EST. Check it out.

Sep 26

Today in Milwaukee

Jesse will perform live in studio at Radio Milwaukee 88.9 FM today at 1pm CST, 2pm EST. You can tune in over the web here. Then, catch his full set later tonight at 8pm at Shank Hall. Tickets are still available.

Sep 18

Life is good Festival

Good vibes for all. Can't make it to Prowse Farm for the Life is good Festival? EVNTLIVE will be delivering the 2013 festival to you LIVE online so you too can spread good vibes around the world! With two days of musical performances where 100% of the profits you raise will help kids in need. Join us September 21st-22nd, 2013 for the live social webcast at

Apr 17

Jesse on NPR's World Cafe

Jesse will be featured today on the nationally syndicated NPR radio program World Cafe. Included will be a performance as well as an interview with David Dye. The show airs at various times across the country, so check here to find your local listings.

World Cafe airs in its home city of Philadelphia on WXPN-FM from 1-3pm EST. Later today we will have a link for the entire archived show.

Feb 26

The New Album is Here!

On My Mind / In My Heart has officially arrived! You can download the MP3s from iTunes and/or purchase a CD from Alligator Records... the first 200 will be autographed.

This album was co-produced by Jesse and kindred spirit Jack Younger at Watch City Studios, just outside of Boston. It features Jesse's core band of guitarist Johnny Trama, bassist Jim Larkin, drummer Matt “Pie” Beaulieu, and horn brothers Scott and John Aruda. Scott has played with The Temptations and Wilson Pickett, while John has wailed behind Boston legends Superhoney and Dwight & Nicole. Further help comes from other aces such as saxophonist Paul Ahlstrand (who has worked with Eddie Floyd), trombonist Jeff Galindo (who has played with Ray Charles), and singers Joanie Pimental and Rachael Price, who have fronted Superhoney and Lake Street Dive respectively. “Ultimately, it's a testament to the local crop of musicians here in Boston,” says Jesse.

It's also a contagious victory for romantic soul music. “A lot of his music makes me smile,” says Bruce Iglauer, president of Alligator Records. “His music feels like spring. It's soul music, but it's really happy soul music. It's in the tradition of Sam Cooke and Chuck Jackson. And there's a little spirit of Joe Tex in there. All of those things make me feel good.”

Jan 02

Alligator Records Announcement

Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of Boston-based soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Jesse Dee. With his warm and honest sound, his instantly memorable melodies and positive, slice-of-life lyrics (evoking the heyday of the Brill Building songwriters), Jesse expertly updates soul music for contemporary audiences. Dee's label debut, On My Mind / In My Heart (AL 4952), will be released on February 26, 2013. He will kick off a national tour with a hometown CD release party on Saturday, March 9 at Boston's Brighton Music Hall. [con't]

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