Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Jesse Stratton plays modern folk music that is chock-full of truth and raw emotion. From his upbeat cover songs to his relevant originals, this multi-talented artist plays his guitar, saxophone, and harmonica at every performance.
Jesse Stratton plays in and around the surrounding areas of the Hill Country. His new CD ‘Broken Strings’ is a defining compilation of his original tunes that display his instrumental accomplishments, as well as his gripping, slightly raspy vocals.
Along side Jesse Stratton is his good friend, Kenneth Martinez, on the cajon. At live performances, the percussion from Martinez adds a memorable and fun-filled vibe to every heart-felt show. Many times, it is just the duo on stage, but the four-member Jesse Stratton Band takes the stage with full force at appropriate venues.
Jesse has been playing music since the age of 10. He started with the saxophone, eventually landing him a scholarship to college for Music composition and Music business. He continues to play and learn an array of different instruments, but has always stuck to writing and performing songs with meaning and inspiration.
Jesse has also been the front man for two other bands, playing different genres during and right after college. More recently, he played as a guitarist, saxophonist, and additional vocalist in the Texas Chart-topping, Cameran Nelson Band. He decided to leave the band in 2013 to pursue his own music and remain close to his roots in Wimberley, TX.
“I don’t really know, why I want to sing, all I have to show, is heartache and broken strings.” – Jesse Stratton – off the title track to his newly released CD ‘Broken Strings’