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. The LA born-and-raised songstress delivers a sound so different from today's mainstream that it doesn't leave room for classifications, carving her own path with sultry, Lana Del Rey-esque vocals and a psychedelia-infused band rocking out behind her.
Jesse Jo Stark released her debut collection, the Dandelion EP, on June 22. We were lucky enough to host Stark & her band for a live showcasing of the new tracks, followed by an interview where she explains what we can expect on the full-length set to release this fall. Watch the band's live performance of "Dandelion" above, and don't miss Jesse Jo Start on tour wth The Vaccines through mid-October. Grab your tickets here!
Oct 1: Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom
Oct 2: San Francisco, Slim's
Oct 4: Seattle, The Crocodile
Oct 5: Portland, Dante's
Oct 7: Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
Oct 8: Denver, Larimer Lounge
Oct 10: Minneapolis, Fine Line Music Cafe
Oct 11: Chicago, Lincoln Hall
Oct 12: Millvale, Mr. Smalls Theater
Oct 14: Cambridge, The Sinclair
Oct 15: NYC, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 16: NYC, Music Hall of Williamsburg