Jesse Aycock | Life's Ladder

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Life's Ladder

by Jesse Aycock

"Life's Ladder"sounds like a blend of early rock folk,and psychedelic country. The album as a whole sweeps with beautiful melodies and old school tones. Jesse has created a timeless masterpiece with this record.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Burned Out
3:46 $0.99
2. Life's Ladder
3:22 $0.99
3. Eyelid Sky
3:45 $0.99
4. Sunset
6:04 $0.99
5. Sleeping With My Soul
4:11 $0.99
6. Caught Up Dreamin
3:32 $0.99
7. Old Familiar Friend
4:33 $0.99
8. Jerry Lee
4:35 $0.99
9. Take Me In Your Arms
3:59 $0.99
10. Trees Sway
3:31 $0.99
11. Long Distance Love
3:49 $0.99
12. Osage Girl
6:28 $0.99
13. Washed Up Jam
4:28 $0.99
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Biography of
Jesse Aycock

Jesse Aycock wrote his first song at age twelve and wrote a song that ended up on his dad’s debut CD when he was fourteen. He has certainly come a into his own style since then, crafting his timeless brand of music. Jesse’s songs capture an innocence and honesty that is hard to find, He writes everything from story songs and love songs to songs about every day life and the human condition. In Jesse’s music you can definitely hear the influence of early rock and folk, psychedelic country, and soul all mixed together to create his unique sound.

“When Jesse sings his superbly written songs, he conveys the loneliness and longing of Gram Parsons’ best work with Emmylou Harris, the spirituality of the Innocence Mission, and the soulfulness of Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes. We love to play his music, weather it’s a homespun tape or a recording of a live show. He is the real thing,”
-Folk Salad Radio, NPR

Jesse has been billed with the Grammy nominated Blind Boys Of Alabama, Eliza Gilkyson and Dwight Yoakam. Away from his pursuits as a solo singer songwriter, Jesse has nestled in quit comfortably as a member of The Dustin Pittsley Band. His unique style of playing guitar and lap steel has helped develop this group into the award winning band they are today. Jesse’s lap steel playing can sometimes sound like an organ or cello, and his electric guitar playing takes the song on a new ride every night.

Jesse has just completed his first solo release, “Life’s Ladder” with producer and friend Jared Tyler. All songs except one co- write were written by Jesse Aycock. Contributing to the record are some of Tulsa’s finest musicians; Reed Mathis of The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey on bass, Brian Lee – studio musician for Leon Russel on keys, Josh Raymer on drums, Jared Tyler on various instruments, Don Geesling on Hammond B3, and guest Rachel Ries and Anais Mitchell on harmony vocals, Dylan Aycock on turntables, Dustin Pittsley guitar, Al Ray on bass, and Jeff Porter on Percussion. “Life’s Ladder” was mixed and mastered in NYC by Chuck Zwicky who has worked with Prince, Soul Asylum, and Jeff Beck just to name a few.

“The musicianship is superb, and the songwriting –beautiful.” Folk Salad, NPR.

rating: 5 / 5
”Jesse Aycock – Life’s Ladder - Today was a landmark day in Oklahoma music! A truly great artistic work was released and I was fortunate enough to have been on the list to receive a copy of it! Jesse Aycock released his latest work – Life’s Ladder! And I believe it will truly climb to the top of the charts as a great masterpiece of musical talent in all areas from the lyrics to the arrangement, to the composition, to the overall work itself. Instead of offering you a track by track review of what I personally think of each, I would welcome you to listen to the cd online on our Listen to CD’s page, and form an opinion of it for yourself! I do encourage you to purchase a copy of it for yourself, as you will want to add this amazing CD to your Oklahoma Artist section. Jesse is now a mainstay in our wonderful ever developing music scene! His skills are unlimited, his talents are never ending, his love of life and devotion to his craft are abundant, and his sharing and caring ways are truly evident through his music. This is a great CD worthy of 5+ stars out of 5!! We proudly endorse this great work of art, and the artist that created it!”

Stan Moffet, Payne County Line -



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Michael Frost

Jesse has a great sound, and this CD pretty much proves it! With songs that are a little driffrent like Jerry Lee and with loves songs like "Take me in your arms" and "long distance love". An amazing CD all together Jesse is amazing and a real talent!

peace love and music


Fantastic recording
I first heard this CD played on the AmericanaOK podcast. After hearing Eyelid Sky in went straight on my shopping list. Having now listened for the first time all I can say is WOW! This is one of my CDs of 2006, great songs, great early 1970s sound and a very unique voice. Buy this CD with confidence, it's a cracker!

george e. ( pete ) aycock

Great music , great lyrics ,...really good stuff
m oney well spent, jessee is a rising star , a real artist w ho has a distinct sound , a few more years & a few scars & jesse may be house hold name


soooooooooo gorgeous
it only took 4 days for me to recieve this cd all the way from the states to the UK. Couldnt be soon enough - i played it immediately and HAVE NOT STOPPED. Every time I listen there is another little gem to discover.....
Lifes Ladder will definitely be on heavy rotation in my life for many months to come ...stand out tracks for me are the title track Life's Ladder- Burned and Osage Girl - which is probably one of the most beautifully haunting songs i have ever heard. Lush,layered, with Jesses voice which grabs you in an instant and never lets go.


This album is brilliant. Jesse is a talent we should all stand up and take notice off. He songs are infused with emotion and melancholy, and he also seems to combine different genres of music effortlessly. I absolutely loved it and will be spreading the word! I look forward to the next album with anticipation :)


still playing my copy and have bought a further 3 for freinds. Its THAT good.
lush production, but without losing the stark beauty of his incredible voice
every day a different track is my *Favourite* at the moment it is Long Distance Love....beautiful, just beautiful. Great melodies all the way through and a variety of styles ...this boy has it all.