“I have been a fan of Jesse Terry since the first time I heard him. He's a humble - and humbling - talent.”
- Tony Arata - singer/songwriter & 2012 Inductee of Songwriters Hall of Fame
"Jesse's sweet, smooth voice takes you to another place. You'll come back to reality with his songs stuck in your head and heart."
- Liz Longley - singer/songwriter/troubadour
"Empty Seat On A Plane is a charmer of an album and one well worth falling for… (Jesse Terry) comes across with a supple sound, one that's both delicate and alluring and while still suggesting an intrinsic element. He's an artist with potential staying power."
- Lee Zimmerman - No Depression
"Great singer, great guitar player, great songwriter. The real deal."
- Craig Carothers – singer/songwriter/troubadour
"If he continues to make albums like this, Jesse Terry should find himself ensconced in the forefront of Americana, where themes realistic and romantic hold sway. The equal weight given to his acoustic guitar and electric exemplify that approach, and shore up a strong debut."
- Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar Magazine
"Like forbears John Prine and Mark Germino and recent risers Mindy Smith and Jeremy Lister, Terry is a pop-folk troubadour whose style suits the coffeehouse rather than the Grand Ole Opry. A Berklee College of Music grad, he brings a sophisticated melodic touch to his tender musings about love and finding his place in the world."
- Michael McCall, Nashville Scene
"Jesse Terry is one of the premier song writers of our generation, channeling a culmination of legendary influences… The songs are all easily relatable stories, drawing the listener in and keeping their attention through a delivery that is both powerful and moving. I’m excited about this record and I see big things in the future for Jesse Terry, not only because of his masterful song writing but because he is a really honest and sincere guy. I believe that his drive, his talent, and his countenance will pave his road to success."
- Cardinal Playlists
In Terry’s lyrics, home is less a single place than a group of ideas and images (ballparks, carnival rides, and wide-open roads) that conjure the unified feeling of America as one expansive home. Specific nods to gospel, funk, and blues instrumentally achieve a similar effect, compressing America’s vast musical history into portable tuneful mementos that give listeners a coherent sense of place no matter where they might be. Never crowded or ostentatious, Terry’s arrangements give each instrument just enough space to make these musical influences clear, and his soothing vocal delivery is calming without being sleep–inducing, which is a rare feat. While Terry has been accurately compared to the likes of Ryan Adams and James Taylor, Empty Seat on a Plane shows that now he may be well on the way to becoming a reference point for other up-and-coming singer-songwriters himself.
- OurStage.com - Mikel
Jesse Terry's new CD Empty Seat on a Plane is just what a good singer-songwriter album should be. Intelligent, articulate and often poetic songs in a folk-influenced acoustic-guitar based setting by a performer with an appealing vocal style. The very tasteful production adds to the music without significantly calling attention to itself. It's also a major contributor to this album's artistic success. It's an all-around likable album from an artist who writes about his experiences, but does so in a way that can reach wide audiences.
- George Graham - WVIA-FM
"...you know you have hit upon a true star when an acoustic simple set can have you wanting more. Jesse Terry has done just that with his raw emotion, exquisite vocals and prime plucking on his guitar."
- Bring Me Up (http://scrink.com/)
"Jesse Terry was a highlight of our festival. As headliner, he won over crowds at the Hideaway Cafe. As a house concert performer, he inspired several new hosts and thrilled the audiences that came to see him. In a business that often shows our flaws, Jesse brings nothing but strength to the stage... songs, voice, personality, and musicianship."
- Fran Snyder, founder of Listening Room Festival and ConcertsInYourHome.com
"Jesse Terry is a true triple threat. He has a gorgeous voice and he knows how to use it to deliver his incredibly poignant, moving material. "
- Steve Seskin – singer/songwriter/troubadour
"Take a little bit of Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Paul Simon and you get some idea of what singer-songwriter Jesse Terrysounds like. The folk/pop music that Jesse Terry creates feels right at home when played alongside the music of any of the aforementioned musicians... Each song on the album has a certain beauty to it and shows off the writing ability Terry as the songs for this album have been arranged with simplicity that will many will find appealing. From the first song to the last, Empty Seat on a Plane will finally give Jesse Terry the album needed to make him a household name."
- Matheson Kamin - Matheson's Entertainment
In the life of a troubadour, is there anything more enticing than the love of a good woman and the lure of the road? The presence and promise of both loom large in singer-songwriter Jesse Terry’s sophomore album Empty Seat on a Plane, scheduled for release on July 10. The record is less a collection of songs than an invitation to join Terry on an emotional odyssey. Empty Seat on a Plane is deeply personal, but not impenetrable to an audience...In the age of iTunes, the audience might be tempted to pick and choose among the compositions on Empty Seat on a Plane. However, the songs are meant to be heard together. Each song is part of the journey, one that’s led Terry across the globe and back home again. Those who take the time to listen will be glad they made the trip with him.
- Goodnight Hestia
Jesse Terry played our house concert series, Underground Oasis, two years ago and is due back in the spring. If you've listened to Jackson Browne or James Taylor or Paul Simon and wondered why no one writes like that anymore, well, Jesse does.
- Underground Oasis Concert Series
Jesse is one of those artists that can captivate you with just his voice and guitar. Attention, it is pretty darn good accompanied by excellent musicians, but his voice really fly, happiness sensuality. Listening to this album, we enter a world whose fate it is to the ultimate piece, a real treat. I can not remove a title from another, all are beautiful, the word emotion makes sense for their plays. This CD has a fault, it being too short so that's good. There is a word that defines this album, BEAUTIFUL.
- French Association of Country Music