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Happy Holidays from Jesse Cook

Happy Holidays!

This being a crazy year, I wanted to do something special. After the year we’ve all had, we need all the joy and love we can get.

Over the years your support has meant so much to me. And this year, not being able to tour and play music live with you all was a great disappointment. So, since I can’t come to you, I thought I’d record this little holiday ditty, and send it in my place. Hope you like it.

May you have a great year filled with love, joy, and adventure! And hopefully, I’ll see you when this is over….

Oh, and another thing….Sayonara 2020!!

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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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