Music industry blogger, playlist curator, and touring DIY musician, Jesse Lacy, is known for his amiable disposition, catchy songwriting, intimate performances, and support of fellow artists.
He experiments with his history in classical, jazz, and pop music when composing solo and for his contemporary singer-songwriter band. Jesse Lacy, honors the 1970's singer-songwriter tradition, while reflecting contemporary artists: Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, and Tom Petty. He has been awarded with a 2016 Folk Alliance International Conference Scholarship and is working on his second full-length album.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in English (poetry) and music from Indiana University, Jesse Lacy invited ten friends to the studio to record. The project quickly grew into his debut album, ‘First Steps’–inspired by Vincent van Gogh's painting of a child taking first steps toward his gardening father.
Following the release on his own father's birthday, Jesse Lacy took his zero-carbon footprint album on a three month East Coast tour, where he performed 16 dates in 13 different cities. After returning to his hometown, Jesse Lacy started working on his second album at Midwest Audio with many talented artists including: Dane Clark (John Mellencamp, James Horner), Wade Van Orman, Sam Loeck, Hoosier Darling, etc.
Away from his own songwriting and performance, Jesse Lacy is known for his support of fellow artists (as a music industry blogger and playlist curator on Spotify & Youtube) and local non-profits (with his #GivingBack Community Concert Series). He conducts interviews with talented songwriters from all around the world and features them on his weekly blog: #FridayFeature. Jesse Lacy is also the founder/administrator of Musicians Stronger Together (#MST), a Facebook community of folk musicians working together to succeed in the music industry.
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(February 02, 2016) Indiana Daily Student - Bloomington, IN FEATURE
– James Freeborn
(October 29, 2015) The Herald Times - Bloomington, IN
(April 30, 2015) The Herald Times - Bloomington, IN
(April 27, 2015) BEAD's Artist of the Week FEATURE
First Steps (2013)
Appetizer Radio - Craft Music Discovery (FEATURE)
"Emerging folk artist, Jesse Lacy's style of musical story telling is a reflection of legends like Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, with a tinge of Ben Folds." - Grant D. Grant (Appetizer Radio)
"To start things off, we'll play a song that exemplifies the musical style of Jesse Lacy which features folk roots, acoustic rhythm piano, acoustic sonority, major key tonality, a vocal-centric aesthetic with a mellow rock instrumentation.”
- Pandora Online Radio
"Jesse Lacy is simply one of the nicest, most ‘up’ people we’ve featured. This young man always has a great big smile on his face and his music often reflects his optimism and humor as seen through the eyes of a man who is wise beyond his years."
- Suzette Weakley (Bloomington Songwriter Showcase)
(March 20, 2013) "Jesse Lacy has a soothing and rich voice and is directly connected to his creative self." FEATURE
– Kami Mackin (Indiana Daily Student) / Kevin MacDowell (Kid Kazooey)
Incredibly Promising 4/5
Remy S. -2013