1374 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 / 18+
• 18+ with photo ID
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
Jessta James may not be from the South, but the Montana native surely knows what country is. “Out here it’s about the cowboy way, ranching and rodeos,” country’s innovative new up and comer says.
With the release of his album, Time To Get Right, the rest of America will soon know how Jessta’s unique blend of country, rock and hip hop honors his country roots while advancing the genre to places just recently discovered. “I’ve loved music for as long as I can remember,” Jessta, whose name is a play on the word “jester” aka an entertainer, admits. “Some of my earliest influences were from my parents. My dad listened to a lot of outlaw country—Willie, Waylon, Hank Jr. and Johnny Cash— when I was growing up, as well as classic country, rock and Southern rock.”
A late bloomer artistically, Jessta didn’t write his first song until he was 24 years old, but the bug quickly bit him and he was hooked. “I wrote probably 150 songs over a year and a half, “the former construction worker says. “If I had an idea while I was at work, I’d write it on a two by four or a piece of cardboard I’d ripped from a box of nails.” While still working his day job, Jessta began performing around Montana, doing both his own shows and opening for national acts, all the while building a devoted following.
For more bio visit http://www.jesstajames.com/about.html