Jesse Manley was born in Montana and spent his early childhood on an expansive ranch just north of Yellowstone National Park. Jesse’s musical style was shaped by the history and raw folklore of Montana, as well as listening to his father both play traditional folk music and recite Robert Service’s gritty tales of the west. In Jesse’s writing, one can hear the influence of his youth in the expansive tales of toil and love, as well as poetic verses exploring love, death, and God.
Jesse is partnering with some of Denver’s most experienced and dynamic musicians to preview the album for audiences throughout Denver and Boulder.
Critics have loved Jesse’s music. Eric Eyl of the Westword says, “I was instantly captivated by Manley’s songs and sounds” and his “…earnest lyrics, dreamy melodies, and a truly unique voice.” In 2009, Jesse’s performance at the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase (UMS) was described as “a beautiful, understated set” by Denver Post critic John Hendrickson. In 2010, Jesse’s music was featured in the Denver Post’s “Steal This Track” blog and will again be heard in the 2010 Denver Post UMS.