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Listen now: “Wednesday Night at Etric’s” feat. Matt Sellick

The brand new single from Jesse Cook, “Wednesday Night at Etric’s” is out now!

“Late one night in 1997, I recorded a song of mine at my friend Etric’s hip downtown loft. There was no recording studio, we just set up a few mics and started making music. 


23 years later, my friend Matt Sellick convinced me to revive the song. He must have been about 5 years old when it came out. Today I think Matt is one of Canada’s finest flamenco guitarists. I am so proud of the musician he has become.”  – Jesse Cook


“I remember learning this tune the summer I turned sixteen, right when I started taking guitar really seriously. It’s a thrill to have this come full circle.”.    – Matt Sellick

Watch the video premiere below on July 31st at 12pm ET!

Listen to the new single from Jesse Cook here!

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Listen now: The new 2020 Recording of “Tempest 25”

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“25 years ago, I released this little song called ‘Tempest’ on a record bearing the same name,” Jesse  reflects, . “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine what would follow. At the time, I had no idea it would change my life” 
 
“This new recording of Tempest 25 started as a simple idea,” he explains. “I’d use this pandemic time to record a new version of ‘Tempest’ and see if it would sound different. 
 
“Have I changed as a musician, or as a producer? 
 
“Oddly enough, the process seemed familiar,” he continues. “25 years ago, the original was created with me alone at my house, playing all the instruments because I couldn’t afford to hire musicians. This time, it was me alone because of social distancing.”
 
“When you write these things, at first, they’re like your kids,” he continues, breaking it down. “You think of them as yours. 
 
“But then they grow up and start to live a life all their own. Other people record them, use them in their own work, or get married to them, live, celebrate, even heal to them. 
 
I owe a huge debt to this little song,” Jesse reflects on Tempest. “It opened the world to me and allowed me to live a life beyond my dreams” 
 
“For that, I am forever grateful.” 
 
Listen to the new “Tempest 25” now

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Jesse Cook’s new video for “One World, One Voice”

A few weeks ago, Jesse called on his fans to collaborate on his newest song, “One World, One Voice”. The call resulted in thousands of responses from all over the world.

From Jesse’s Facebook page:


“A couple of weeks ago I made a simple request: I asked if we could sing a song together from all over the world. Initially, I wasn’t sure if any of you would take me up on my offer, so I was completely unprepared for the flood of videos that overwhelmed my inbox.

Today I’m proud to share our creation, called “One World One Voice”.

I’ve never been a part of something like this before, or felt so connected to you, my fans. I feel honoured you put your trust in me, and I hope you will be as proud of the results as I am. As we traverse this difficult period, I am inspired by your generosity, your courage, and above all, your beautiful voices.

Please stay healthy, stay safe.

Love Jesse”

Watch the new video below!

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Tempest 25 Tour Postponed

Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Jesse Cook’s Tempest 25 Tour of Canada this March and April is now postponed.

At this time, we are hoping to reschedule the tour dates for the fall of 2020. We will have news on this very soon. All present ticket holders will be notified as soon as these new dates are officially confirmed and updates will be posted on jessecook.com.

We acknowledge this is a stressful time for everyone, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Jesse shares, “The safety and well-being for my fans, their families as well as my own team is paramount. In this challenging time, we must now follow the direction of our provincial and federal health officials across Canada to ensure we all get through this in the best possible way. I look forward to getting back on the road and performing across Canada once again .”

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“Working our way through the United States”

New photos from Jesse’s Follow the Road Tour through the U.S.!

Be sure to follow Jesse’s Facebook page for more updates and photos from the road!

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“HEY!” Music Video out now!

“Some people think world music is anthropological field recordings,” Jesse says of the collaboration. “That’s not my vibe…”, says Jesse.

“Global music is the future, (and) I like it loud and bombastic!”

Jesse has swirled together Spanish guitar and Algerian violin and gumbri into an infectious musical mashup with multi-instrumentalist Fethi Nadjem for “HEY!” — a special single released January 10, 2020.

Watch the music video for “HEY!” now!

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New round of airdates for the PBS “Beyond Borders” Special

See below for further viewings! Pledging viewers will also have access to tickets, meet and greet, the CD as well as the latest companion DVD Follow the Road.

WKNO – Memphis Tennessee
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:30 am

WTVI – Charlotte, North Carolina PREMIERE AIRING:                  
REPEAT AIRING(S):         Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:00 am

WUCF – Orlando, Florida
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm WUCF DT
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Alabama Public Television
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Thursday, December 12 at 9:00 pm
Monday, December 14, 2019 at 1:00 am

WJCT – Jacksonville, Florida
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:30 am
Saturday, December 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arkansas Educational TV Network – AETN
REPEAT AIRING:                 Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

South Carolina Educational Television – SCETV – Statewide Network
PREMIERE AIRING:           Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Midnight
REPEAT AIRING(S):         Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 3:00 am
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

WYIN – Gary, Indiana (Chicago)
PREMIERE AIRING:           Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:30 am
REPEAT AIRING(S):         Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2:00 am

WHUT – Washington D.C.
PREMIERE AIRING:           Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm
REPEAT AIRING(S):         Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm

WQED – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PREMIERE AIRING:           Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:00 am
REPEAT AIRING(S):         Monday, December 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:00 am
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 1:30 am
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 19 2019 at 6:30 am
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:30 am
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00 am
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm

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Even more airdates for PBS Special, Beyond Borders

See below for further viewings! Pledging viewers will also have access to tickets, meet and greet, the CD as well as the latest companion DVD Follow the Road.

AETN – Arkansas Educational Television Network  – Statewide Network – Little Rock-Ft. Smith-Monroe-Jonesboro, Arkansas
PREMIERE AIRING:          Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Midnight
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Saturday,November 30, 2019 at 11:30 pm

WTVI – Charlotte, North Carolina
PREMIERE AIRING:          Friday, November 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Saturday,November 30, 2019  at 10:30 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019  at 9:00 pm, Wednesday, December 11, 2019  at 10:00 pm

WUCF – Orlando, Florida
PREMIERE AIRING:          Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Wednesday,December 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:30 a m

WJCT – Jacksonville, Florida
PREMIERE AIRING:          Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:30 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm

WEDU – Tampa, Florida
PREMIERE AIRING:            Thursday, November 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm

APT – Alabama Public Television – Statewide Network – Birmingham, Alabama
PREMIERE AIRING:            Saturday, December 7 at 9:00 pm
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Thursday, December 12 at 9:00 pm

WKNO – Memphis, Tennessee
PREMIERE AIRING:            Saturday, November 30 at 10 pm
REPEAT AIRING(S):           Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 pm, Tuesday, December 10 at 10 pm

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Jesse Announces Canada-wide Tempest 25 Tour

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A Personal Note From Jesse:

25 years ago, before Tempest was released, and all that would follow, if you had asked me what I wanted to do with my life, I would have told you that I was happy in my solitude. I didn’t want to be in the public eye.

But I was wrong.

The public, my fans, have lifted me up in so many ways. They have given me the freedom to follow my muse, to chase my dreams. They opened the world to me. Before Tempest, I’d never seen the rest of Canada, I never dreamed I would one day see Asia, let alone tour it. My fans have opened doors to me, given me the opportunity to meet and perform with my musical heroes. Without my fans, none of this would have happened.

Words are not enough to thank all the people who have been with me on this crazy, beautiful journey, these last 25 years.

And now I can’t wait to see where the next 25 will take us…

– Jesse

Jesse will head out for The Tempest 25 Tour across Canada in 2020 and we have your presale tickets and VIP Packages!

JesseCook.com presales will start on Tuesday, October 22 at 10am local time. All you need to do to participate is to head over to the Tour Page at this time to make your purchase – NO CODES REQUIRED.

Our presale tickets are assigned on a first come, first served basis meaning the earlier in the presale you purchase, the better your seats will be so hit the Tour Page early to give yourself the best shot at our best seats. Don’t miss out on these upcoming shows!

For complete show details check out the tour page!

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Jesse’s Follow The Road Tour Continues Across the United States

Canadian Tour Announcement – Coming Soon!

The 2020 Jesse Cook National Canadian Tour announcement is coming next week with exclusive fan club presale details! Please keep an eye on your email inbox for more information.

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Jesse’s Follow The Road Tour Continues Across the United States

The Follow The Road Tour makes way through the United States throughout October, November and January. Dates and ticket links are on the Tour Page.

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Follow The Road to Zurich

In February 2020, Jesse performs in Zurich, Switzerland for the first time! More European tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Head over to the Tour Page for more information and to purchase your ticket to this show now.

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