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Wonderful New Review of "Stay Here With Me" LP - Music News Nashville!!

May 5 | Posted by: Jesse Terry

A wonderful and humbling review to start my Monday:) So grateful for these words and the amazing players, singers and co-writers I had the chance to work with on this album. Check it out and help me spread the word!

http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/jesse-terry-stay/

“…I was maybe chasing stuff that wasn’t me…I learned over the years that I needed to be 100 percent who I was, and the money and other things would…always come to me after I’d written from a place of truth and not a place like, ‘Let me get a big old cut by Kenny Chesney,’” says indie artist Jesse Terry during his January 2014 Pollstar interview. The Berklee-educated, award-winning singer/songwriter (John Lennon Songwriting Contest; NSAI/CMT Song Contest) walked the path of a Nashville pro writer before hitting the road on tour. His recently released third album “Stay Here With Me” – produced in Nashville by Neilson Hubbard and recorded live in the studio with a full band – features 11 solo and co-penned songs that bring to mind iconic artist/poets like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne.

Terry opens with vibrant, in-your-face pedal steel on the title track, and takes an honest self-assessment on “Feel That Way Again,” realizing, “Lately we’ve been reading the wrong signs/…Tryin’ to find gold in a coal mine/When it’s nowhere to be found.” He’s nothing if not vulnerable on the stunning “Don’t Let Me Fall For You,” and amid dreamy harmonies and the rich hypnotic drone of a string arrangement, Terry sees in vivid detail and sets aside his easy tenor to explore his earthy, lower vocal range on “Awake At Last” – one of three tracks co-written with Hubbard.

In “Second Dance,” an exquisite strings-and-piano mini-masterwork written with Angela Kaset, Terry asks the listener, “…what would you do/If the love of your life came back to you,” then he tries to convince himself that “Now I’m stealing back the rest of my life/Splitting the seams with a double-edged knife/It’s gonna hurt but I know it’s worth it, whatever the cost.” His is a performance that touches the heart like only a whisper can.

by Janet Goodman

Visit the artist’s website at www.jesseterrymusic.com


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