WXPN & Johnny Brenda's Present
Jesse Hale Moore
Birdie Busch, Rosali, Zach Eggleston (of Outside Eyes), Lord's Delight (April Harkensen of Myrrias & Charlie Brooks of LOUDS)
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:45 PM
This event is 21 and over
Jesse Hale Moore
Jesse Hale Moore was born and raised on Aquidneck Island, RI. Moore grew up surrounded by music in a family where everybody could sing and play an instrument. It wasn’t uncommon for family gatherings to turn into jam sessions with guitars, mandolins, and many voices singing in harmony to a repertoire consisting primarily of American Folk standards. Through his adolescence Moore studied piano and voice and was always making music of his own. Artists like Ben Folds and Elton John inspired his earliest songs written in high school, a time when he’d host moody nights of candle-lit musical performances in the living room of his parent’s home.
For the last ten years Moore has been living in Philadelphia where he has cultivated his sound as a singer/songwriter. Early piano/vocal demos caught the attention of friend and fellow musician David Hartley, Nightlands/The War On Drugs, who encouraged him to record the songs in studio. With the help of Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records and with Hartley producing Jesse was able to record his first two singles ‘Every Time’ and ‘Holding A Sign’ which came out in the Fall of 2015. The following year was spent playing shows in Philadelphia and New York while recording new music. His self produced debut album, Green End, is named for the Avenue his grandparent’s home was on, a house he spent a lot of time in as a child.
Moore is inspired by the textures and space at play in music by artists like Sade and Rhye and he aims for a sound that stands the test of time. Other influences include Hall and Oates, Carole King, Roberta Flack, and Beck. His first album is an intimate introduction to an artist who is ready to carve out a space of his own within the world of classic American songwriters.
“She’s noisy when she might’ve hushed up, nervy when most are relaxed, funny
when others stay forlorn and dressy when she could be buttoned-up.”-City Paper
Her peculiar writing and sonic song soundscapes with some of Philly’s finest
musicians, producers, and engineers is an ever evolving path. Critics from
American Songwriter to Village Voice have found her her of kindred spirit from
everyone from Syd Barrett to Eudora Welty, and seem to just keep referring to
what she does as her own thing and appreciating that strange place where it
Philadelphia-based artist Rosali's debut, Out of Love, is hard to pin down. It rolls
like an omnipotent fog through the canyons of Topanga, all the while blinding
every vibrant peak ’n’ hollow from the Ozarks to the Appalachian Mountains. The
guitars are sublime, with flickers of higher-key psychedelia punctuating the
breathless, reflective cadence that is Rosali’s transcendent delivery.
Zach Eggleston (of Outside Eyes)
“Zach Eggleston is the frontman and song writer for the Philadelphia band
Outside Eyes. He has been writing and performing in the Philadelphia area for 15
years. His quirky, playfully - sardonic songs croon about love, life, and death."
Lord's Delight (April Harkensen of Myrrias & Charlie Brooks of LOUDS)
April Harkanson (Myrrias /Downtown Club) and Charlie Brooks (LOUDS) started
to sing together after a lost weekend spent listening to Caetano Veloso, Astrid
Gilberto, Vashti Bunyan and David Bowie. Lord's Delight is an ongoing project
and may change throughout the course of this adventure we call Life. Recording
our current musings with Birdie Busch and Todd Erk, hoping to one day perform
together with smiles, laughter and matching outfits from the '60s.