Tell us about yourself and your music
When I was around 10 years old my mother would always go out and purchase the latest popular 45rpm records played on the radio. And as a family we would listen to those records all day, listening to the music and learning the words and dancing throughout the house. That’s when I knew I wanted to be like the singer(s) and musicians on those records we were listening too, because to me it sounded like they were enjoying the whole experience and so was I, listening and feeling the music. Pop music has always made me happy and spirit high no matter the genre, especially when well produced. My last year in high school I was asked by a classmate if I played bass. I said no I play the guitar. The classmate asked if I would play bass on my guitar in a band he was putting together. I told him I was just learning the guitar. He replied “it doesn’t madder, so I went to the rehearsal and ended up playing bass on my guitar with that band and that’s how I started.
Talk to us more about your latest release
There’s the Album named “JESSE”, and the EP/CD named “JESSE MORGAN Plugged-In Live”. The Album showcases hopefully my ability to reach out to a broader more eclectic audience that can appreciate listing to a variety of styles all written, produced, and performed as the artist. That style comes from the years playing in nightclubs where you had to be versatile for the many requests received from the audience that changed every hour, performing anywhere from 5 to 6 hours a night, doing Soul, R&B, Rock, and anything else requested if you wanted to build an audience hearing you do different styles.
What inspired you to write this release?
When inspired to write, its usually when I hear a conversation between others and/or a word in a sentence will give me an idea or inspiration for a song, that when I’ll sit down with my guitar and put pen to paper for words to music, and other times it music to words when I’m just playing my guitar I’ll suddenly find words for the music. For me, I have to feel it. Once the song is ready to record I call my arranger as we together arrange the music as to the instrumentation of the song to be used and perhaps other voices and maybe unusual instruments to consider for a different flavor to the recording, etc. Sometimes I hear of other people’s love problems or friendships and turn the words into a song – I’m always listing to people to say something I can use in a song. Nothing like real-life stories that other people can relate too.
Describe the writing and recording process
When inspired to write, its usually when I hear a conversation between others and a word or a sentence will give me an idea or inspiration for a song, that when I’ll sit down with my guitar and put pen to paper for words to music, and other times it music to words when I’m just playing my guitar I’ll suddenly find words for the music. For me, I have to feel it. Once the song is ready to record I call my arranger as we together arrange the music as to the instrumentation of the song to be used and perhaps other voices and maybe unusual instruments to consider for a different flavor to the recording, etc.
Any plans to release a video?
Any plans to hit the road?
Right now we are looking at areas that are excited over the tracks, and then perhaps talk to the promoters in those areas if there could be a good turnout. As you already know it takes time for the record to claim the charts. Sometimes overnight, other times it could be a year or more.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Hopefully with good music that tells a great story that most people can relate to, sad or happy – as long as the music makes you either smile and be happy or think about a loved one
Who have you been listening to lately?
Everybody! when I can fond the time. But more often I’m into old school and those artists made very little money but loved what they were doing and not so much because of the money but for the love of the Art itself of creating.
Who are your biggest influences?
Everybody! But more often the old school rockers who made very little money but loved what they were doing and not so much about the money and love the Art itself of creating good music that made people happy that took away any problems one might be having.
Tell us about your passions
I Love a Great Movie that you can watch over and over like playing a song you like. And putting my favorite music on and listening very deep to the arrangement and instrumentation on well-planned recording. And taking a long motorcycle ride on my Harly cruising up PCH being one with nature in its natural habitat. where it’s all-natural.
What else is happening next in your world?
Can’t say, but I hope its good as in “its All Good” my friend :-)
Thanks for an awesome interview, Jesse Morgan
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