Location: Los Angeles, California
Bio: Jessarae has been writing songs and performing ever since the age of nine. He wrote and put out his first EP titled Damaged Heart when he was 12. Now at, 17, he has written over 250 songs. He has shared the stage with talents like Stevie Wonder, Seal, Plain White T’s, Five for Fighting, John Legend and The Roots, Gavin Rossdale, Sugar Ray and Matisyahu. His debut full-length album Pilot was released in 2011, and can be purchased on iTunes here.
Why he is the artist of the week: Jessarae isn’t your typical 17 year old musician. He isn’t singing corny pop love songs about getting some or hitting on girls in clubs. Instead, his songs have a more soulful rock feel to them, and his lyrics are powerful and have real meaning, which is quite refreshing! Jessarae isn’t only sharing his music with the world, he’s sharing his kindness, and using his success to make a difference in his peers lives. With his “Dream Big” Tour, Jessarae is encouraging his peers “to chase their dreams, no matter what they may be, with tenacity, integrity and courage, staying true to their authentic selves.” Here at HRC, we think all artists could take a few pointers from Jessarae!
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