Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Jesse Stratton is a true and deep-rooted Texas Country / Americana artist who plays music 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 Kenny Martinez on percussion, Tony Garossino playing lead guitar, pedal steel, and mandolin, and Danny Pitt on bass.
Their latest CD 'Traction' is a heartfelt compilation of Jesse's original tunes paired with the ultra gripping instrumental stylings of Garossino, Pitt, and Martinez. This is the band's junior album, and, although lyrically-driven, the instrumental attributions are in full swing. This album displays Stratton's songwriting growth as well as his unique ability to intrigue and relate to the audience. The band is currently promoting "Dance With Me", which is their second radio single from this album.
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 Pitt, the band creates all the heart and soul live music longs for.
Based in the Texas Hill Country
Founded in 2014
Genre: Americana, Texas Country
Jesse Stratton - Vocals, Guitar,
Tony Garossino - Guitar, Mandolin, Steel Guitar
Danny Pitt - Bass
Carl Schmid - Fiddle
Kenny Martinez - Percussion
Driving Home - 2012
Broken Strings - 2014
Where it all Began - 2016
Traction - 2018
ARTISTS JSB HAS OPENED FOR
Dirty River Boys
Mike & The Moonpies
VENUES & FESTIVALS
Gruene Hall (2018)
Firehouse Saloon in Houston (2017, 2018)
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (2017, 2018)
Cornyval in Helotes (2016, 2017)
Alamo Run Fest (2018)
Schertz 4th of July Jubilee (2016, 2017, 2018)
Blowin' Off Steamboat Festival in New Braunfels (2016, 2018)
Sunset Sounds in Port Aransas (2016, 2017, 2018)
Sky High for St. Jude in Houston (2017, 2018)
Blanco County Fair & Rodeo (2017)
Skylight Balloon Fest in Schertz (2017, 2018)
Blanco County Wild Game Dinner (2016, 2017, 2018)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Cooly assured and multi-talented Hill Country songman Jesse Stratton is a helluva singer-songwriter, crafting plangent songs of haunt and hope with a tough and tender voice that hooks, drawls, and soars! Songs to trust. Songs to believe in!"
-Ross F., owner, Phoenix Saloon in New Braunfels, TX
"Not only does this album show Jesse's musical maturation, it also shows great promise and I can't wait to hear what's coming next!"
-Brian Strickland, Music of New Braunfels website