JESSE LACY is a serial creator. He's an empowering songwriter from the United States that is described as a “musical storyteller” (Appetizer Radio) and "songwriter with a cause" (The Herald Times) because he produces music to inspire passionate people to positively impact our world as they pursue their dreams.
Jesse Lacy experiments with his history in classical, jazz, and pop music when composing solo and for his contemporary singer-songwriter band. He honors the 1970's singer-songwriter tradition, while reflecting contemporary artists: Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, David Gray, Cat Stevens, and Tom Petty. On the back of a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013, Jesse released his first album (FIRST STEPS). This was followed by a solo tour of the East-Coast consisting of 20 cities in two months. Since then, Jesse has been on many more US tours with acts such as: Mighty Brother, Brittany Gillstrap, Faith Evans Ruch, Lauren Pratt, and many others.
In 2016, Jesse released a single, PACK OF DOGS, on a compilation album he curated for environmental nonprofit Sustainable Indiana 2016. Other artists on the compilation included: Lily & Madeleine, Carrie Newcomer, Jason Wilber, Krista Detor, Tim Grimm, Mighty Brother, Eric Lambert & Friends, Busman’s Holiday, Tom Roznowski, David Michael Kirk, Gus Moon, Travis Punterelli, Brad Leftwich, Bigfoot Yancy, and The Matchsellers.
Jesse Lacy also has been involved in many other projects including: #GivingBack Community Concert Series to help non-profits raise money, managing, booking, and doing publicity for artists and films from all over the world, and a playlist creation and interview blog series called #FridayFeature. Jesse is also the founder of ON THE SAVVY—a lifestyle blog for creatives , sharing his tips and hacks from performing over 400 concerts across the USA and representing several films and touring acts from both abroad and the USA.
(July 14, 2016) The Weekly Special (WTIU) - Bloomington, IN INTERVIEW
(May 22, 2016) The Herald-Times - Bloomington, IN FEATURE
(February 02, 2016) Indiana Daily Student - Bloomington, IN FEATURE
(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