Making up for the last two years, Stonington, Connecticut based artist Jesse Terry is excited to announce his first international dates in support of his most recent album When We Wander (Wander Recordings), the first he wrote since becoming a parent. Shows start in Ireland in late September and will pair Terry up with 2021 Americana UK artist of the year Robert Vincent. Jesse will then move on to Scotland for shows with Elaine Lennon, the creator and host of The Homebird Sessions. Other UK dates will pair Jesse up with friend and past tour mate Emma Stevens.
Whatever magic potion the troubadours in Laurel Canyon were sipping on in 1971, Jesse Terry has managed to track it down and take a deep gulp. He plays around 150 shows a year, from Bonnaroo to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival to AmericanaFest. When the pandemic cancelled concerts and delayed the album’s release, he pivoted to performing online and found a strong new connection to his fans, who had helped fund his albums all along. “My musical tribe has always been there for me,” he says with gratitude.
Recorded in 2019 in Nashville with producer Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier, Glen Phillips), the songs off the new album have really clicked with fans online. He and his band recorded When We Wander live in the studio, a first for his career.
“I wanted to try that Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Neil Young approach to live recording, prioritizing emotion and raw performances over perfection. I loved that experience.” Recorded live, the album resonates especially with the intimacy and community spirit of the online shows.
And so, we circle back to appreciation and gratitude in the face of unexpected changes. “I don’t take a second of my career or my life for granted. I always continue to fight for it and to reach higher and strive to be a better artist and human being.” As he sings in “Pretty Good Hand” off the new album: “I don’t know if I’ll ever ride in no fancy limousine, but…I got somebody who understands, And that’s a pretty good hand.”
Artist’s website: www.jesseterrymusic.com
‘When We Wander’ – official video:
September 22 Thursday Island Arts Centre @ 7:30pm + Robert Vincent Lisburn, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
September 23 Friday The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre @ 8:00pm + Robert Vincent Armagh, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
September 25 Sunday Sea Church @ 7:30pm Robert Vincent Ballycotton, Ireland Tickets RSVP
September 27 Tuesday Montrose Folk Club @ 8:00pm, Montrose, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
September 29 Thusday The Woodside Hotel @ 7:30pm + Elaine Lennon, Aberdour, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
September 30 Friday Rosehall Village Hall @ 7:30pm + Elaine Lennon, The Drones, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP
October 1 Saturday Crail Community Hall @ 8:00pm, + Elaine Lennon, Crail, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP
October 2 Sunday Cumbernauld Theatre at Lanternhouse @ 7:30pm + Elaine Lennon, Cumbernauld, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP
October 3 Monday The Blue Lamp @ 7:30pm + Elaine Lennon, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP
October 9 Sunday Base Camp @ 7:30pm, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP 01642 247755 https://basecampboro.co.uk/ Tickets TBC
October 10 Monday Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre @ 7:00pm + Emma Stevens, Barnoldswick, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP www.barnoldswickmusicandartscentre.com 01282 813374
October 12 Wednesday Kitchen Garden Cafe @ 8:00pm + Emma Stevens, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk 0121 443 4725 Tickets £13.20 inc booking fee
October 13 Thursday Chapel Arts Centre @ 8:00pm, + Emma Stevens, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP
October 14 Friday Swindon Arts Centre @ 7:30pm + Emma Stevens, Swindon, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP swindontheatres.co.uk 0343 310 0040 Tickets £15
October 15 Saturday Chapel Sessions @ 7:30pm + Emma Stevens, St Edwards Church hall, Grange Road, Netley Abbey, Southampton, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP https://m.facebook.com/ChapelSessionsMusic/ 07702-980677 Tickets TBC
October 17 Monday Gullivers @ 7:30pm + Emma Stevens, Manchester, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP gulliversnq.info 0161 819 2970 £13.20 inc booking fee
October 26 Wednesday The Folklore Rooms @ 8:30pm + Emma Stevens, Quadrant pub, North Street, Brighton, United Kingdom, Tickets RSVP https://www.folkloresessions.co.uk/ 01273 733238 Tickets- TBC
October 28 Friday Penyston Palais @ 7:30pm, Maidenhead, United Kingdom, RSVP House Concert and online contact firstname.lastname@example.org
October 29 Saturday Penyston Palais @ 7:30pm, Maidenhead, United Kingdom, RSVP As above.