Born and raised in Columbia, SC, guitar slinger Jesse Isley was an active musical force throughout the Carolinas. In 2012, he re-located to Nashville, where he continues his songwriting, performing and work as a studio session player.
Isley toured as lead guitarist for Grammy award nominated songwriter, Will Hoge and has played for other notable acts including Mark Collie, Bryan White, Tanya Tucker, Billy Bob Thornton, Keith & Kristyn Getty and more. Isley has appeared on many stages across the country, including the Grand Ole Opry and The Late Show with David Letterman. In spring 2015, he traveled with pop artist Danika Portz through the Persian Gulf, entertaining U.S. and Allied troops on an Armed Forces Entertainment Tour.
Isley has been fronting his own band since 2013, commanding audiences with his original music, playing 50 concerts/festivals per year. His live performances are “fresh, energetic, and heartfelt” and “reminiscent of a Mayer or a Frampton.”
Jesse Isley released his first solo album “Realistic” in summer of 2015, a rich mixture of California and Nashville influences, available on iTunes.
He is finishing recording his second & third albums, one instrumental and another band EP, both due out in 2017.