Jesse’s first influences were Elvis and The Beatles. He started writing song poems at nine and began singing and playing the guitar at fourteen. He started his first band, PAX, around a year later in order to enter the Edna, Texas High School Talent Show.
By the early ‘70’s he moved on from pop to underground rock and blues. These influences were easily recognized when he started JENSEN, and songs like WIZARD and STREETWALKER emerged. these song have been revised and are featured on his new cd "Count on Me".
In 1980 he formed BOIS D’ ARK and recorded professionally for the first time. With 2 different line ups the band released two 45 rpm records (’80 and ‘85), receiving a spin on Victoria, Pt. Lavaca, and Wharton radio stations. The 45 was placed in jukeboxes within the 125 mile radius of Victoria, which included Corpus Christi, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
A video shot for Channel 55 in Victoria aired for about three months.
After moving to Albuquerque in 1991, he began promoting bands from all around the world, to the entire world, through compilations and a promotional newsletter. In the late ‘90’s he moved to Tulsa, OK, and in ‘99, Jesse became a solo artist playing guitar, bass, keys, and singing lead vocals. The following year RUN FOR MY LIFE was released, 2002 GOING BACK, TRIPPING ON LIFE, 2004; and in 2005, his current 35 YEARS OF OBSCURITY”. In 2009 he has released his 5th cd COUNT ON ME.
Jesse’s songs are reminiscent of ‘60’s soul, and ‘70’s rock and roll, hard rock and heavy metal. Featured are songs ranging from soft ballads to head bangers. One of the zines calls his style “Christian Biker Rock”. Well, he did play at a lot of biker parties back in the ‘80’s.
His music has been reviewed and played in countries throughout the world, with the greatest support in The Netherlands from Power Metal Radio.
Jesse’s mission is to provide an alternative to the negative messages in today’s music and lead people to Christ. Also, to take Rock music back to a time when it was safe for everyone to listen to and to have clear lyrics to sing to.
His new cd "Count on Me" should be the best appreciated yet.