Jesse Ray Smith
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Jesse Ray Smith

San Diego

Jesse Ray Smith is a soulful Americana singer-songwriter, capable of engaging a room as a solo act with his acoustic guitar and harmonicas, with his awesome 5pc band (JRS + drums, bass, keys, electric guitar) or any combination preferred. Jesse's 2023 album 'Back To Yesterday' was nominated for San Diego Music Awards 'Best Americana Album' and Jesse performs across the country and locally in clubs like The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach & Bob Weir's Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA. Original music is Jesse's passion, but his extensive cover catalog of classics and modern sing-alongs are called upon for roughly 75 private and corporate parties every year. His catalog ranges from Chis Stapleton to Bob Marley to The Eagles and The Lumineers and can keep a crowd going for hours. Jesse has all his own gear to put on a show of any size, solo acoustic or with his full band of tastefully soulful musicians. Thanks for your time and consideration!

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Gigtown Pro  April 24 2019

Solid musician and performer!

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Craig Sewall  July 15 2017

Jesse sounded great! Played well to the crowd, will definitely have him back to play at the restaurant.

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Jenn Moore  July 12 2017

We threw an anniversary party last week for our boutique and while using gig town for the first time I was unsure of who to book with so many options! We found Jesse and knew right away he would be the perfect fit for our party. After his opening first song I had multiple party goers come up to me compliment how awesome he was and I knew I could relax because it was clear how much everyone was enjoying his music and sound. He played for 3 hours and was nothing but amazing for the entirety! His genre of songs was a great mix between upbeat and relaxed and even his own songs were some of my favorites! I would honestly highly recommend him to anymore! Thankyou Jesse !!

ethanlbr  July 09 2017

We initially hired Jesse to play an event for an hour or so. After he played for about 20 minutes, we knew we would need for him to play longer, as the crowd ceased their conversing and instead sat down to listen. His voice is simply majestic, and he can play any artist/song that fits the mood, from Neil Young to Clapton to the Lumineers. We asked him about original songs, and he played a few of his own as well. Overall, I highly recommend him. He was professional, prompt, he has a great personality, and he can intertwine classic hits with original music. His voice is one of the best voices I have heard from a solo artist, and we will definitely be hiring him again soon.

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Gigtown Pro  July 08 2019

Acoustic Guitar