Alternative / Indie / Rock
After picking up guitar at eleven, handwriting songs in an endless array of notebooks, and slaying her first gigs by 16, the self-described “West Side Chick” built a quiet buzz with 2016 and 2017 songs “Down Your Drain” and “Driftwood” produced by Jason Lytle [Grandaddy, Band of Horses producer] and co-written alongside Jonathan Rice. As these cuts captivated a growing fan base, she earned the endorsement of Elle, Vice, Noisey, and many others in between headline shows around LA. Jesse Jo's rock sorceress style hints at her otherworldly je ne sais quoi equally awash in rusty twang and indie-gothic soul informed by a lifelong love of Bride of Frankenstein and The Addams Family.
August 6, 2018 With influences in country, punk, and rock & roll, Jesse Jo Stark jokes that she’s coined her music “horrific hillbilly” – yet there’s absolutely nothing horrific about it.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
April 6, 2018 “It tells the story of lost, but it’s empowering & fearless."
Author: Kenan Draughorne