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Jesse Jay Harris

The traditions of California Country music run through the veins of guitarist and singer songwriter Jesse Jay Harris. His family have been California natives going back many generations. Jesse has played stages large and small in every corner of the state and elsewhere. The traditions of bluegrass, country, rock, blues, soul, and jazz have always been a part of Jesse's years of composing, playing, and producing. As half of the successful California Country Rock duo Rancho Deluxe, Jesse collaborated with Mark Adams starting back when they met in Chico California in the early nineties. Finding a thriving music scene in Chico and other college towns on the west coast Jesse and Mark made records, wrote songs, and wowed audiences with their blend of country rock and Dylan-esque driven songwriting. Upon relocating to Los Angeles they rebranded the project Rancho Deluxe and released 3 acclaimed records to date.

Jesse's musical traditions run deep, his father Greg Harris fronted the Flying Burrito Brothers for years after Gram Parson's untimely death. Greg worked with many influential musicians during these years including Garth Hudson and Rick Danko of The Band, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Sneaky Pete Kleinow of the Burritos and many others. The influence of hanging around at these shows as a kid is still with Jesse and provides a strong foundation from with to draw, which is why his first solo release is aptly titled "Solid Ground"

Although the collaborations with Mark Adams will be a lifelong string of work, Jesse is currently focused on writing and producing his own brand of telecaster driven country rock. Currently residing in Los Angeles after a stint in San Francisco, California is still Jesse's playground, driving up and down the state to play shows as well as tours in Europe and elsewhere.