Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jessie Baylin

Fans of Brandi Carlile take note and listen up. Nashville songstress Jessie Baylin is an artist that you'll want to check out. Her major label debut Firesight was released earlier this week and its twelve tracks will absolutely positively remind you of Brandi's music. It's got that slight streak of country running through it that adds flavor without overpowering some great tunes, all of which were written by her and several co-writers (including one of my favorite discoveries from the past year, Jesse Harris, who also coincidentally produced her first iTunes only album, You). Also helping out with background vocals on the second track, Leave Your Mark (listen to it below), is another under appreciated artist, Brett Dennen.

Jessie's vocals, the instrumentation, and the album in general just exudes a genuine warmth to it that feels very inviting. Experience the following pair of cuts and let them invite you into the entire album.

Visit her website, her label Verve Forecast, and become her friend on MySpace.


Brandi Carlile - Downpour (live) : Live at WXPN All About The Music Festival 7-23-06 (studio version on The Story)

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