New spin on the country folk and rock genre.
 
 
 
 
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 Jamie O’Meara, The Montreal Gazette

“Stone, a Montreal indie rock/folk/country artist with the songwriting dash of a Dylan and the spirit of a Springsteen, was afforded an opportunity to move to New York last March in pursuit of his musical muse. Despite being in the nascent stages of putting down roots in Montreal’s fertile music scene, Stone packed up his playing plans and moved them to the Lower East Side. And though the New York gambit, as musicians’ aspirations go, can be fiercely unforgiving, Stone had an extraordinary bit of fortune shortly after arriving in the big(ger) city.”

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Antoine Leclerc, CULT MTL

“Break of Day is miles away from the overproduced, overpolished folk records that today’s acts often forge with the help of gear-loving mixing engineers. The essence of its quality lies in its raw ingredients, the very ones that all great singer-songwriters obsess over when crafting folk classics.”

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Carlos Marcos, El Dominical Madrid

“Jesse Stone, the forthright Canadian, only 25 years old, has recorded one of the best debuts of recent history.”

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Johanna B. Bodde, Insurgent Country The Netherlands

“I think I found our next alt-country star!”

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Rick J. Bowen, No Depression USA

“[Break Of Day] The opening track, “Love on Charles Bridge,” is a rambling two-beat barrelhouse that sets the tone for Stone’s tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating lyric style.”

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Lisa Fiorilli, Confront Magazine Toronto

“Don’t change!” Jesse Stone declares with utmost self-confidence in a song featured on Break of Day, his debut album. This encouraging imperative, which gives the song its title, is directed at a character that is presumably an arrogant hobo, or else an admirably committed protester. It’s hard to be sure, because the song’s subtlety gets in the way of any certainty. Arguably, this piece of advice is not even provided by Stone himself, but by another character, because that’s what this Montreal-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter does best: create characters.”

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Necesito Un Rock and Roll, Spain

“The work of Jesse Stone is a delicious reminder for those hungry hearts longing for the great songs that there is still hope.”

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Foxy Lee, Best Kept Montreal

“Picture yourself in a little bar, with a 90s’ cigarette smoke swirl around a guy with a harmonica and guitar…”

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Brian Clarke, Montreal Rampage

“Expertly walking a fine line, nothing about this reinvention of these classic American styles sounds contrived.”

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Franca G. Mignacca, Bucketlist Music Reviews Montreal

“Overall, Break of Day is the perfect album for anyone looking for a unique take on the rock and country genres, while wanting some variety in their music.”

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Photo by Time Snow

Photo by Time Snow

Latest Video

Backstage Pass: Video of Southern Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue

Featuring Jesse Stone, The Paul Deslauriers Band, Dawn Tyler Watson, John Jacob Magistery and Jonas. Presented by Billy Bob Productions.

Photo by Lise Larose

Photo by Lise Larose

NEW PHOTOS

Photoshoot with photographer Lise Larose and stylist John Christian

Using the cobble stones of the Old Port of Montreal as their backdrop.

Photo by JP Castonguay

Photo by JP Castonguay

NEWS

Independant Studios chooses Jesse Stone track for Mini-Doc

Jesse Stone’s retro rock song Lead was used by Independant Studios in the Mini-Documentary for their hit webseries “Addison”.