Jesse Stratton Band | Thirteen Thursdays
Thirteen Thursdays: Summer Concert Series
Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Jesse Stratton is a true and deep-rooted Texas Country / Americana artist who plays music chock-full of truth and raw emotion. Jesse’s relevant and gripping songs display and showcase the multi-talented musicians who make up the Jesse Stratton Band.
Jesse is the lead vocalist in the band; also playing guitar, saxophone and harmonica. Alongside him are a few of Texas’ finest musicians. Playing percussion in the band is Jesse’s long-time friend, Kenny Martinez. The lead guitarist is Austin’s own Tony Garossino – guitar instructor by day, rock star by night. The band’s latest member is the soulful, smooth-playing bassist, Lyndsey Torrez.
The band is set to release a brand new, full-length album “Family and Friends” on October 1, 2021. This will be the band’s third studio album, to go along with one live album. “Family & Friends” is a story-telling compilation of the relationships we share with others while navigating the ever-changing waters of life. This album was written in an original, relatable way, showing Jesse’s songwriting ability in full-bloom. Ultimately, it gives the audience fresh lyrics to timeless concepts. The band’s instrumentation is layered and captivating throughout, displaying the band’s chemistry and longevity in an earful.
Jesse has been playing music since the age of 10. He started with the saxophone, which eventually landed him a scholarship to college for music composition and music business. He continues to play and learn an array of different instruments, but has always stuck to writing and performing songs with meaning and inspiration.
The Jesse Stratton Band formed in 2014, originally as a duo – Stratton and Martinez. Together with Garossino and Torrez, the band gives their listeners all the heart and soul live music longs for.